Clark is committed to enhancing training for campus police officers and engaging the campus community in exploring other models of campus policing. In addition, to maintain a safe and responsive campus environment for all community members, we are focused on revamping current bias incident response protocols and improving and expanding anti-bias training across the campus community.
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The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.
Action Item: Provide anti-racism training for student leaders, athletes, and first-years
Provide anti-racism training to student leaders, athletes, and first-year students, starting in summer 2020.
Action Item: Continue to offer the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Continue to offer Clark’s award-winning Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP) to the Clark community. This program supports cultural competency and awareness-building for staff, faculty, and graduate students.
Action Item: Train Undergraduate Admissions staff on anti-bias awareness
Train Undergraduate Admissions staff on anti-bias awareness and practices in admissions and recruitment.
Bias Incident Response
Action Item: Review and expand bias incident protocols
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Bias Response Team, and other campus partners will review and expand Clark’s bias incident protocols.
Action Item: Communicate new approach to bias incidents response
Launch a campuswide communications effort to promote widespread awareness of the new approach to bias incident response, including how to file incident reports.
Action Item: Update bias incident reporting platform
Update the bias incident reporting platform to improve its usability and data collection.
Action Item: Adjust bias response policies
Adjust Clark’s bias response policies in accordance with state and federal laws.
Action Item: Review bias incident case management processes
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Bias Response Team, and other campus partners will review Clark’s current processes around bias incident case management and explore educational models that better support individuals affected by bias incidents and help minimize recurrence.
Campus Policing and Security
Action Item: Develop new model of campus policing and security
Engage the campus community in developing a new model of campus policing and security.
Action Item: Enhance training for campus police officers and employees
Enhance anti-bias and de-escalation training for campus police officers and employees.
Action Item: Identify police chief candidates committed to serving underrepresented communities
With the retirement of its long-serving police chief, Clark will undergo a search for a new leader. The search committee will convey to candidates Clark’s deep interest in police leadership committed to understanding underrepresented communities’ experiences with policing, and identify candidates so aligned.