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University Mission and Vision Statements PWIs can benefit from revising their mission and vision statements to include more concrete language about diversity and inclusion. A study conducted by Wilson, Meyer and McNeal (2011) noted that 35% of the 80 schools studied did not have a diversity statement and did not mention diversity in their mission. Of the schools that did mention diversity, only 19% addressed racial or ethnic diversity. Wilson et al. (2011) concluded that institutions that include diversity statements in their mission send a message to underrepresented faculty, staff and students that they are supported. In addition to having a diversity statement, Wilson et al. (2011) also note that universities should include underrepresented …show more content…
Its founder, Ezra Cornell declared that he "would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study" (Motto, n.d.). The core values stated within the four fundamental pillars of the university 's mission include: providing student access, embracing difference and diversity, promoting cross-cultural and cross-national understanding, being a collaborative, collegial, and caring community, and being accessible and affordable to all who meet high academic standards (University Mission, n.d.). The Towards New Destinations (2013) diversity planning framework developed in 2013 focused on four core principles: composition, engagement, inclusion, and …show more content…
Below are recommendations based on the results of this study. The researcher plans to share these recommendations with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Student and Academic Services, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development and any other offices or departments that can benefit from this information. The researcher will also present the findings of this study during various conferences sponsored by organizations similar to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The researcher would also like to present these findings at Cornell sponsored conferences where this information would be beneficial. Finally, these results will be shared with alumni affinity groups and student organizations to assist with the process of diversifying the campus culture. As an active alumna, the researcher can use her leadership roles to assist the university with the cultivation of projects that will assist in moving these diversity initiatives

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