Designed for WSU Vancouver faculty, staff and administrators, the Building a Community of Equity (BaCE) Professional Development Program provides participants with conceptual and practical frameworks, holding space for self-reflection, brave space for intergroup dialogue, and skill-building tools and resources to encourage change agency for racial equity, inclusion and justice throughout the campus community and across university policies, processes and practices. BaCE facilitates Goal 4 of the WSU Vancouver strategic plan to promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. More specifically, BaCE supports the following objectives and strategies:
- Closing the gap
- Ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all student populations.
- Increased capacity for institutional change
- Infuse equity throughout the campus structure and create capacity to work toward equity in all aspects of campus endeavors
- Build and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students and employees