Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC)
The work of the Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC) will occur in three
Phase 1: The Council's first task is the launch of the Diversity & Inclusion Survey in partnership
with Performance Consulting Services. This survey will be open to Columbus State employees
and students April 16 – May 8, 2015 and will provide the Council and Executive Staff
with important data about our campus climate and cultural competence.
Phase 2: After analyzing the data collected from the survey we will take a "deeper dive"
through focus groups. Final recommendations will be sent to Cabinet for the creation
of a Diversity Action Plan, which will complement the college's current strategies
and will serve as a guide for maintaining culturally competent values, knowledge,
practices, policies, and systems.
Phase 3: The Council will remain a standing group, overseeing the implementation and assessment
of the action plan as well as providing a continued focus on cultural competency,
diversity, equity, and inclusion for the college.
DCIC Spring Meeting 2015
The Diversity Council is made up of five action teams focused on improving cultural
competency, equity, and inclusion in different areas across the college. These team
The Diversity Council is currently developing recommendations based on data and best
practices. Approved recommendations will appear in the college's initial Diversity
Action plan in Autumn 2016!
- Cultural and Linguistic Competency