BaCE: Building a Community of Equity Professional Development Program

Overview

Designed for staff, faculty and administrators, the Building a Community of Equity Professional Development program (BaCE) provides conceptual and practical frameworks, self-reflection and group discussion, skill-building, and action steps to align with and advocate for equity throughout the campus community. BaCE facilitates Goal 4 of the WSU Vancouver strategic plan to promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. More specifically, BaCE supports the following objectives and strategies:

  • Closing the gap
    • Ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all student populations.
  • Increased capacity for institutional change
    • Infuse equity throughout the campus structure and create capacity to work toward equity in all aspects of campus endeavors
  • Climate
    • Build and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students and employees