An IDEAL Framework

UO members working on the IDEAL framework

At the Division of Equity and Inclusion, we put equity and inclusion into practice so that the University of Oregon can benefit from the excellence of diversity. By partnering with faculty, students, staff, alumni and community partners, we work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds to advance the academic mission of the university.  DEI’s efforts are facilitated through the IDEAL framework, which is comprised of the following five pillars:

  • Inclusion: Cultivating a more welcoming and respectful environment for all.

  • Diversity: Developing and implementing equitable strategies for recruiting, retaining and advancing cadre of student, faculty and staff, with a wide variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences.

  • Evaluation: Using assessment and measurement strategies to evaluate our process in meeting university’s goal of equity and inclusion.

  • Achievement: Ensuring that our policies, processes and practices provide access for all to achieve their personal best.

  • Leadership: Develop, nurture and coach leadership to facilitate inclusive environments as well as the resources for success.