Purpose: To be a racially and ethnically diverse campus with a culture of inclusion.
Implemented in 1998, Plan 2008 is the successor to Design for Diversity. It builds upon the experience gained in the past decade and contains seven goals designed to transition the UW System into the 21st century. Plan 2008 is in effect between 1998 and 2008.
The seven UW System goals are:
Goal 1. Increase the number of Wisconsin high school graduates of color who apply, are accepted, and enroll at UW System institutions.
Goal 2. Encourage partnerships that build the educational pipeline by reaching children and their parents at an earlier age.
Goal 3. Close the gap in educational achievement by bringing retention and graduation rates for students of color in line with those of the student body as a whole.
Goal 4. Increase the amount of financial aid available to needy students and reduce their reliance on loans.
Goal 5. Increase the number of faculty, academic staff, classified staff and administrators of color so that they are represented in the UW System work force in proportion to their current availability in relevant job pools. In addition, work to increase their future availability as potential employees.
Goal 6. Foster institutional environments and development of courses that enhance learning and a respect for racial and ethnic diversity.
Goal 7. Improve accountability of the UW System and its institutions.
Plan 2008 Final Report