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Community, Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ)

Mission and Goals

The Mission of the CDSJ Initiative is to improve the quality of the UMass Amherst community through a systemic change process focused on the following CDSJ goals:

  • Create a more inclusive and equitable teaching, learning, working and living community;
  • Develop proactive (rather than reactive) management practices regarding CDSJ;
  • Increase local responsibility and initiative regarding CDSJ;
  • Fully integrate CDSJ into the campus mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Systemic Change is:

  • Assessment-driven
  • Results-oriented
  • Locally-initiated and accountable
  • Focused on changing policies, practices and culture
  • Mission-congruent
  • Championed by leadership at all levels