In academic year 2020-21, the Council is in its onboarding and start-up phase. Meeting Memos from the Council and Working Groups (WG), updates on process, and news stories live here for now – until the Council decides otherwise.

Year 1 Update to the Board of Trustees
May 6, 2021

The WU Equity & Inclusion Council first convened in October, 2020, and set out to make progress on key areas of work in Year 1 – the 2020-2021 academic year.

This brief Update to the Board of Trustees outlines their processes, progress, and key priority areas for the Council’s work in Year 2 – the 2021-22 academic year.

Please click below to read the Update, and share your thoughts by emailing: equityinclusion@wustl.edu.

Highlighted in the Update, among the Council’s founding accomplishments, is the creation of its 2021-2026 Charter & Organizing Principles – you can read it here.

Spring 2021 Meeting Materials

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2/8/2021

Executive Committee meeting slides – summarizing the reorganization of the working groups and their goals.

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4/20/2021

The Executive Committee and full council met for the final time in AY2020-21 to report out, reflect, and commit to ongoing action to advance equity & inclusion at WUSTL.

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3/10/2021

Three Accountability & Measurement subgroups met to update & share out big ideas, progress, and discuss goals (slides).

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4/20/2021

Reflections from Council members on what was encouraging and challenging about the start-up process and commitments to act in AY2021-22.

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3/16/2021

Meeting slides of the Executive Committee and full Council on shared vision for SP2021 goals & outcomes.

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5/6/2021

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Nicole Hudson presented an update to the Board of Trustees Executive Committee (slides).

Community Update: December 2020

Part of the Council’s charge from Chancellor Martin when he announced its inception – in June 2020 – was to deliver a report to the Board of Trustees in December 2020.

When the Council sat down to do the work, clarity of common language, problem definition, and data emerged as a necessary foundation. That work is underway and this update to the University community outlines the process, decisions made, and grapplings to date. That is the content of this Community Update.

It is the story of the months between Chancellor Martin’s announcement and now, and an update on the Council’s process so far. It describes work in progress.

It is meant to be an offering in an ongoing conversation about how to advance equity and inclusion at WUSTL; you’ll see on each footer a request for feedback.

Please click below to read the Update, and share your thoughts by emailing: equityinclusion@wustl.edu.

Fall 2020 Meeting Materials

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10/7/2020

Executive Committee & General Council Slides and a Meeting Memo: an account of who, why, what, and what’s next up.

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10/20/20 #2

Accountability & Measurement WG: Meeting Memo.

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12/15/2020

First Steps, and Reporting working groups meeting memos.

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10/13/2020

First Steps working group (WG): Meeting Memo.

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10/23/20

Reporting WG: Meeting Memo.

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12/17/2020

Council Structure and Accountability & Measurement working group meeting memos.

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10/20/20 #1

Council Structure WG: Meeting Memo.

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11/10/20

Meeting slides and a memo from the next Executive Committee & General Council convening.

Equity and Inclusion Council releases community update

This week, the Washington University Equity and Inclusion Council released its first progress update tracking the council’s startup process in its first semester. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin called for the council’s formation in June, charging it to create a process to build sustainable, lasting change on campus, informed by the comprehensive report and recommendations prepared […]

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