Update on Brandeis University antiracism plans
April 16, 2021
Dear Brandeis Community
Yesterday, Thursday, April 15, all units of the university were asked to submit their near-final draft antiracism plans to their respective Dean or Vice President.
As this deadline approaches, I want to give you some information about next steps, now that we have more clarity about timing:
- Once the Deans and Vice Presidents turn those plans over to me, I will work with the Office of Marketing and Communications to post these plans online for a period of campus community review and feedback. We anticipate that this will be ready in the second week of May.
- Once the plans are posted, anyone at Brandeis will be able to provide anonymous, online feedback through Friday, June 11.
- Following that comment period, we will gather the feedback and give it back to the respective unit supervisor for any additional changes.
- The goal is to have these numerous antiracism plans in final form and in place by the beginning of the fall semester.
I know that units all across the university have been pouring a great deal of thought, reflection and effort into these plans. I appreciate their work and look forward to seeing and reviewing these plans.
If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion