Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency

Guest Resident Scholar: Dr. Damon A. Williams
September 18 – 19, 2017

The purpose of the Inclusive Excellence Residency (IER) is to assist University of Dayton of community achieve a more robust integrated approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that,

  • builds on existing efforts across campus;
  • operates in a strategic, evidenced-based and data-driven manner; and
  • underscores the importance of comprehensive outcomes assessments and strong accountability measures.

The overarching theme of each IER will lay a thematic foundation that will shape and inform professional development and education opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators for the academic year.  These efforts will be driven by and responsive to the following emerging vision and principles:

Emerging Vision

Driven by our Catholic and Marianist traditions, the University of Dayton will be internationally renowned for its resolute commitment to social justice, high degree of cultural intelligence, intercultural competency, its awareness of different identities and their significance to higher education.

Emerging Principles
  • Redefine issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to advancing the University of Dayton’s understanding of excellence and advancing its Catholic and Marianist mission.
  • Focus on creating systems that enable all students, faculty, staff, and administration to thrive and achieve their maximum potential.
  • Achieve a more robust and integrated diversity and inclusion approach that builds on prior efforts and operates in a strategic, evidence-based, and data-driven manner in which accountability is of paramount importance.
  • Focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion-related efforts that innovate and transform the institutional culture, rather than merely make tactical moves that lead to poorly integrated efforts and symbolic implementation.
  • Lead with a high degree of cultural intelligence and awareness of different identities and their significance in higher education.

Adapted from Insight Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Criteria:
“The Strategic Diversity Leadership Approach”, 2017.