s a result of Lowell's Five Year Strategic Plan completed in 2008, the
School resolved to create a strategic plan for diversity as a way of renewing
Lowell's institutional commitment to diversity, setting new goals, determining
a path toward achieving those goals, and establishing a plan to ensure goals
are being met. Below is a timeline outlining the steps taken to create Lowell's first strategic plan for diversity.
Lowell's Board of Trustees approves the Five Year Strategic Plan for Diversity 2011.
After drafting Lowell's Strategic Plan for Diversity, the writing
committee sends the draft to the Administrative team for review and
Further analysis of results continues. Faculty, staff, administrators, Board
members, and interested parents are invited to discuss the results and
prioritize goals for the plan in late November/early December 2010.
NAIS sends survey
results to the School. Members of the Board, Parent, and Faculty/Staff
Diversity Committees review the results in July 2010, and share an initial
summary with faculty and staff in August.
The entire school community participates in the AIM discovery
groups and in a confidential climate survey.
Gene Batiste, NAIS Vice President, Equity and Justice Initiatives, comes to
Lowell to kick off the School's strategic planning process and help the community
envision the future of diversity work at Lowell. As a result, the School
decides to conduct the NAIS Assessment for Inclusivity and Multiculturalism
(AIM) to gather data to be used in strategic planning.