• A chief diversity officer is on the IANR senior leadership team, Richard Bischoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Leader Success
  • Each of the IANR colleges (CASNR and CEHS) and divisions (ARD and Extension) have Associate Deans on their leadership teams with formal responsibilities for coordinating DEIB efforts.
  • Tribal Extension Educator (Ted Hibbeler) is based on the Nebraska Indian Community College’s (NICC) South Sioux City Campus.
  • Inclusive excellence is a stated expectation for all unit leaders in the Institute.
    • This expectation is written into job descriptions of all unit leaders hired after 2017.
    • On reappointment, unit leader position descriptions are rewritten to include explicit expectations related to inclusive excellence.
    • Trainings on inclusive excellence are incorporated and discussed in new unit leader onboarding and in meetings with existing leaders.
    • Inclusive excellence is a regular topic on monthly Leadership Council agendas.
    • Inclusive excellence is evaluated in department head/school director annual reviews, and is referenced in documentation of these annual evaluations.
    • Our systematic way of conducting reappointment reviews for unit leaders includes a data-informed assessment of the leader’s stewardship of diversity and inclusion within the unit. This includes metrics related to faculty, staff and students; policies and practices; and climate within the unit.