The full plan is available here, with more detail and nuance, but at a top-level, here are the goals we are setting for ourselves.
1. Ensure that we have the necessary leadership and resources.
Hire a new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and establish an Office of Community and Equity to guide our progress. For existing leadership, including the Board of Trustees, implement regular DEI training and evaluate how we make decisions and how we hire and promote.
2. Uphold the health, safety, and dignity of each person in the community.
Adopt a school-wide Community Code and communicate our values and policies regularly and publicly. Establish processes for reporting and responding to incidents of identity-based bias, discrimination, and racism, and develop policies governing the teaching of texts that include the N-word or other offensive slurs.
3. Ensure that our community includes a vital diversity of identities, voices, and perspectives.
Establish appropriate systems for monitoring the demographic makeup of our community, ensuring that the school reflects the diversity of its surrounding area in terms of race, gender and socio-economic status. Implement anti-bias measures in our hiring and admissions/financial aid processes, including training for staff participants.
4. Grow the cultural competency of our community.
Require all faculty, staff, and coaches to undertake formal DEI training every two years, and audit curriculum and pedagogy for DEI and multicultural content. Bolster programming for students and parents focused on identity, power, privilege, bias, and social inequality.
5. Ensure all members of our community have equitable opportunity to contribute and thrive.
Address barriers to belonging in all areas of campus life, including the physical environment, admissions, HR practices, and clubs and extra-curriculars. Audit the real (total) costs of attending MB, and help families in need defray ancillary costs.
6. Build systems for evaluating programs, communicating progress, and enhancing decision making.
Develop new ways to measure diversity, equity, and inclusion at Moses Brown, create tools to help leadership track these DEI metrics, and communicate progress regularly to the broader community.