College of Communication > About > Diversity, Equity & Inclusion > Action Steps
Here in the College of Communication, we commit to taking action. We commit to changing the norms and practices that perpetuate systems of prejudice and inequity in our college, curriculum and classrooms.
See the action steps that we're taking as a college to support diversity, equity and inclusion in our community. We will update this page regularly. If you have questions, comments or feedback, reach out to us at
On May 21, 2021, the college's 2020-21 DE&I student fellow, Jordan Dockery, presented a summary of her discussions with students and student groups from across the college to all faculty and staff. The findings of this report will inform our work as a college moving forward.
Some core themes in the report included:
Students said that “accountability” and “transparency” can mean several things, including:
During a challenging year, students appreciated when faculty:
In Fall 2020, the college hosted Jacinta Yanders, PhD, for the workshop, "Decolonizing Your Syllabus." This workshop interrogated the ways white, straight, male, cis and Western perspectives and voices have been historically centralized in academic discussions.
In a follow-up microtraining, we challenged faculty to:
In a follow-up assessment survey of faculty in Winter 2021:
The work of decolonizing our courses and dismantling systems of oppression in our institutions is ongoing, and we want to hear what you think.