Goal Area 4: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Goal 1: Design a business model (BM) that embeds and institutionalizes the DEI strategy in Carmel’s comprehensive strategic plan.

  • To ensure the DEI strategy is integrated into all aspects of the institution and its planning.
  • Align with all Task Forces
  • Objectives
    • Conduct in-service DEI business model (BM) workshop.
    • Define Carmel’s DEI value proposition through the lens of Carmel’s mission.
    • Design a BM around the DEI value proposition and align BM into Carmel’s Strategic Plan.
    • Design a BM around the 2050 program and multi-cultural center.
    • Re-evaluate and implement Carmel’s Diversity Recruitment and Retention Plan to invest in hiring and developing diverse and talented professionals to promote a dynamically diverse and inclusive work environment.
Goal 2: Establish DEI advisory feedback committees for Carmel stakeholders (e.g.,

students, alumni, parents, vendors, funders) and student support groups for underrepresented student populations (e.g., Black, LatinX, LGBTQ).

  • To create channels for representative voices of our community to contribute to the effective implementation of DEI initiatives.
  • Align with Student Life and Advancement
  • Objectives:
    • Determine DEI advisory committee & student support roles and responsibilities.
    • Recruit DEI advisory committee and student support group members who are the most affected community members and are concerned with or have experience related to DEI issues.
    • Develop a training program for the advisory committee and student support group members to enhance their advisory and support capacity and team-building effectiveness.
    • Conduct an advisory committee and student support group training.
    • Convene advisory committees and student support groups.
Goal 3: Enhance Carmel’s curriculum to integrate diverse groups and marginalized

communities in the curriculum.

  • To ensure students graduate from Carmel with an expanded cultural palate, empathy enabling them to be productive citizens in a global, diverse economy.
  • Align with Academics and Catholic Identity
  • Objectives:
    • Organize a curriculum audit committee.
    • Convene in-service workshops on curriculum reform approach.
    • Develop curriculum audit criteria.
    • Conduct a curriculum audit to establish a strong academic support program for a diverse student population.
    • Report curriculum audit findings and recommendations
    • Conduct faculty training to implement reforms.
    • Implement curriculum reforms that complement our faith and charisms to support a diverse community.
Goal 4: Establish frameworks, community engagement processes, and data collection

tools to evaluate the efficacy of Carmel’s DEI policy and procedure practices.

  • To ensure effective implementation and intended outcomes.
  • Align with Academics and Student Life
  • Objectives:
    • Organize a policy and procedures audit committee.
    • Develop protocols/rubrics informed by Carmel’s key stakeholders to guide decisions on policy and procedures.
    • Audit and examine the potential unintended consequences of any existing policies and procedures.
    • Present the policy and procedures audit findings along with recommendations to the Board for their approval.
    • Document and implement new policy and procedures.
    • Conduct an annual review of policy and procedures using the protocols/rubrics informed by Carmel’s key stakeholders.
Goal 5: Invest in the professional development of faculty, Board, and staff, focusing on

in-house in-service peer-facilitated workshops.

  • To support the ongoing training and development of staff and leadership to fulfill DEI initiatives
  • Align with Catholic Identity
  • Objectives
    • Use Equity, Advocacy, and Diversity: New directions for Catholic Schools (Martin and Litton) as the basis for developing in-services curriculum.
    • Add a diversity and inclusion component to our on-boarding and integration materials for new employees.
    • Convene quarterly in-house, in-services workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Convene quarterly in-house, in-services and workshops for CCHS Board of Directors on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
    • Evaluate the efficacy of in-house, in-service workshops.
Goal 6: Develop and implement a crisis communication plan.
  • To ensure a prompt, accurate, and confident response during an emergency or hostile situation improving Carmel’s public perception through transparency in the handling of the incident.
  • Objectives
    • Develop a risk assessment process to identify scenarios that would require crisis communications with Carmel’s community.
    • Review all crisis communication language to ensure that it is mainly inclusive and consistent with all communications.
    • Systemize and codify inclusive processes and language for use in all crisis communications.