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February, 1998
A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003 was launched. Strategic planning units (academic colleges, academic support units, and University Libraries) were asked to include their plans for implementing the Framework within their general strategic plans. Brief comment on Framework plans was given as part of the University Planning Council's (UPC) feedback to units on their general strategic plan.

June 10, 1999
Strategic planning unit budget executives (deans and heads of academic support units) received a letter from Provost Erickson stating the guidelines for the 2000/2001-2001/2002 strategic planning updates including, "a response to any feedback you received from UPC about your implementation plan for A Framework to Foster Diversity."

May 8, 2001
Budget executives received a letter from Provost Erickson that included a charge to "assess our progress in implementing A Framework to Foster Diversity." The information included specific questions designed to assess progress on the seven Challenges presented in the Framework and indicated that the update reports were due by December 14, 2001.

June 15, 2001
Budget executives received a letter from Vice Provost Jones that provided each unit with a profile of their demographic data from 1997 and 2000.

September 2001
College deans received a letter from Vice Provost Jones' office that provided graduation data by gender and racial/ethnic category for spring 1998 and spring 2001.

December 14, 2001
Update reports were submitted by strategic planning units.

January 9, 2002
Review Teams were established and charged.

January - March 2002
Review Teams met and evaluated reports. Feedback reports were forwarded to Vice Provost Jones and Provost Erickson.

March-April 2002
Provost Erickson and Vice Provost Jones met with each budget executive to discuss their respective feedback report. Budget executives provided their responses to the feedback report and their revised update to Vice Provost Jones' office within two weeks of the meeting.

May 2002
The following information for each strategic planning unit was posted on the Educational Equity Web site:

Final versions of update reports as submitted by each strategic planning unit
Units were given the opportunity to revise their update report based on their Review Team feedback report. Reports are presented on the Web site without appendices. If there are appendices in a given report, a table of appendices is included. Please contact the appropriate unit for the full text of the appendices. In some cases, units chose not to revise their original report in lieu of responses provided in their feedback report (see paragraph below).

Review Team feedback reports, with responses from strategic planning units embedded in blue italics Units were given the opportunity to respond to their feedback report. Responses are embedded into the feedback report in blue italics. In some cases, units chose not to provide responses in lieu of revisions they made to their original reports (see paragraph above).

June 23, 2003
Budget executives received a letter from Vice Provost Jones that provided each unit with a profile of their demographic data from 1997, 2000, and 2002.

September 2003
A preliminary copy of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2004-09 was presented to the President's Council and Academic Leadership Council. Budget executives were informed that unit 2004-09 diversity strategic plans were due by February 16, 2004.

October 13, 2003
College deans received a letter from Vice Provost Jones' office that provided graduation data by gender and racial/ethnic category for spring 1998, spring 2001, and spring 2003.

October 10, 2003
Budget executives received a letter from Provost Erickson that included a charge to "undertake a final assessment of our implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003." The information included specific questions designed to assess progress on the seven Challenges presented in the Framework. The letter indicated that the final reports on the implementation of the 1998-2003 Framework and the new 2004-09 diversity strategic plans based on the 2004-09 Framework were due by February 16, 2004.

December 2003
A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2004-09 was distributed to strategic planning units, posted to the Educational Equity Web site, and announced to the University community.

January-March 2004
Review Teams were established and Team chairs met with Vice Provost Jones.

February 16, 2004
Final 1998-2003 Framework reports and 2004-09 diversity strategic plans based on the 2004-09 Framework were submitted by strategic planning units.

March-May 2004
Review Teams were charged and met to evaluate 1998-2003 final reports and 2004-09 plans. Feedback reports were forwarded to Vice Provost Jones and Provost Erickson.

June-August 2004
Provost Erickson and Vice Provost Jones met with each budget executive to discuss their respective feedback reports on the 1998-2003 final report and the 2004-09 plan. Budget executives provided their responses to the feedback reports and revised 2004-09 diversity strategic plans to Vice Provost Jones' office within one month of their meeting.

September 2004
The following information for each strategic planning unit was posted on the Educational Equity Web site:

Final reports on the 1998-2003 Framework as submitted by each strategic planning unit
Reports are presented on the Web site without appendices. If there are appendices in a given report, a table of appendices is included. Please contact the appropriate unit for the full text of the appendices.

Review Team feedback reports on the final 1998-2003 reports, with responses from strategic planning units embedded in blue italics
Units were provided with the opportunity to respond to the feedback report on their final 1998-2003 report. Responses are embedded into the feedback report in blue italics.

Final versions of 2004-09 diversity strategic plans as submitted by each strategic planning unit
Units were provided with the opportunity to revise their 2004-09 diversity strategic plan based on the feedback report on their plan. Plans are presented on the Web site without appendices. If there are appendices in a given plan, a table of appendices is included. Please contact the appropriate unit for the full text of the appendices.

Review Team feedback reports on the 2004-09 diversity strategic plans, with responses from strategic planning units embedded in blue italics
Units were provided with the opportunity to respond to the feedback report on their 2004-09 diversity strategic plan. Responses are embedded into the feedback report in blue italics.

The assessment timeline for the 2004-09 Framework, as presented in that document, follows:

Timetable for Diversity Strategic Planning, 2004-09

2004 February 16 Submit final report on implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003 and the new 2004-09 diversity strategic plan to the vice provost for Educational Equity
February 16 through April

Teams will review reports and provide feedback

April through May

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with unit/college executives to discuss reports and feedback

May

Reports, feedback, and best practices posted on Web site

2006

June

Demographic data profile updates provided to units/colleges

December

Submit update report on implementation of diversity strategic plan to vice provost for Educational Equity

2007

February through March

Teams review plans and provide feedback

April through May

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with unit/college executives to discuss report and feedback

May

Reports, feedback, and best practices post on the Web site

2009

June

Demographic data profile updates provided to units/colleges

December

Submit final report on implementation of 2004-09 and new diversity strategic plan to vice provost for Educational Equity

2010

February through March Teams review reports and provide feedback
April through May

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with unit/college executives to discuss report and feedback

June

Reports, feedback, and best practices posted on Web site

The assessment timeline for the 2010-15 Framework, as presented in that document, follows:

Timetable for Diversity Strategic Planning, 2010-15

2009

December 1 Submit final update on implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2004–09 AND The new 2010–15 diversity strategic plan to the vice provost for Educational Equity

2010

January through April Teams review final update reports and diversity strategic plans and provide feedback reports to units

May through April

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with budget executives to discuss feedback reports

September Updates, plans, feedback reports, and best practices posted on the Educational Equity Web site

2012

December 1 Submit midpoint update on implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010–15
2013 January through April Teams review midpoint update reports and provide feedback reports to units
May through July

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with budget executives to discuss feedback reports

September

Updates, feedback reports, and potential best practices posted on the Educational Equity Web site

2015

December 1

Submit final update on implementation of A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010–15

2016 January through April Teams review final updates and provide feedback reports to units

May through July

The provost and vice provost for Educational Equity meet with budget executives to discuss feedback reports
September Updates, feedback reports, and best practices posted on Educational Equity Web site