This appendix articulates the relationship between the seven goals of the
University of Wisconsin System document Plan 2008: Educational Quality
Through Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and the four goals of the Milwaukee
Commitment: UWM's Strategic Plan for Racial and Ethnic Diversity (MC).
The seven goals of Plan 2008, with relevant explanations, are as
1) Increase the number of Wisconsin high school
graduates of color
who apply, are accepted, and enroll at UW System
MC Goal 3 includes the following related statement: "Increase the
proportion of TRE/D* students to reflect their numbers in the metropolitan
Milwaukee population..." MC Goal 3, Action Step 1 provides scholarship
monies to assist in the recruitment of students to UWM. MC Goal 1 is also
intended to improve these numbers.
2) Encourage partnerships that build the
educational pipeline by
reaching children and their parents at an earlier age.
MC Goal 1 responds to this statement: "Increase the scope of UWM's
precollege programs to reach TRE/D students in the fourth grade and above
in the Milwaukee Public Schools, while doubling the number of students
served..." Note that Goal 1, Action Step 1 specifies relevant
partnerships for this initiative.
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.
MC Goal 3 includes achieving "...parity in the retention and
graduation rates [of TRE/D students] with non-TRE/D students..." See
related steps under Goal 3.
4) Increase the amount of financial aid
available to needy students
and reduce their reliance on loans.
MC Goal 3, Action Steps 1 and 2 include the $25,000,000 of
endowment monies for this specific purpose.
5) Increase the number of faculty, academic
staff, classified staff
and administrators of color, so that they are represented in the UW System
workforce in proportion to their current availability as potential
MC Goal 2 includes the following statements: "Increase the
percentage of TRE faculty and the percentage of TRE academic staff..."
See related steps under Goal 2.
6) Foster institutional environments and
course development that
enhance learning and a respect for racial and ethnic
Regarding course development, MC Goal 3, Action Step 3 includes
the following: "UWM will target resources to support faculty members'
efforts to infuse appropriate information about TRE groups into the
curriculum." The establishment of a Multicultural Studies Librarian
position and the enhancement of relevant materials in MC Goal 3, Action
Step 4 will also "function as a resource for faculty and academic staff to
identify and make available materials for infusing diversity into the
curriculum..." Regarding the institutional environment at UWM, these
curricular developments, in conjunction with initiatives specified in
Goals 3, Action Steps 7 and 8 (as well as those specified in Goals 1 and
2), could have a dramatic impact on the environment.
7) Improve accountability of the UW System
and its institutions.
MC Goal 4 addresses this item specifically: "Increase
institutional accountability for achieving diversity..." See also related
Action Steps 1, 2 and 3.
*TRE/D refers to targeted racial/ethnic and disadvantaged students,
faculty, or staff.