Implementation Plan Guidance and Templates

All major units are expected to craft a DI&A Implementation Plan, update that plan annually and report on progress toward that plan annually. Check the list to determine if your unit should submit a plan. As you start working on your Implementation Plan, please note that everything does not have to be solved immediately; the biggest opportunities should be tackled immediately.

Each unit should develop an implementation plan that meets the unique needs of their student, faculty, and staff community. Units must decide priorities for themselves, within the context or guidance of Mines Strategic Plan for DI&A. You can also check the list of DI&A Council members to find out if anyone from your unit has served on the council; they could be an integral part of your DI&A Implementation Planning team!

Due Dates

  • May 22: Draft Implementation Plans due to DI&A for review
  • June 4: Plans returned to units with comments from DI&A
  • June 19: Plans due to supervisors/VPs
  • June 28: Plans due to President Johnson
  • August 16:¬†Plans published online, Awards made at campus conference

Each year afterwards until Mines@150 (2024), reports and updates to the implementation plans due on the last day of the month:

  • May 31: Draft unit report due to DI&A
  • June 14: Plans returned to units with comments from DI&A
  • June 30: Unit report & revised plans due to President Johnson
  • September: Mines annual report on DI&A published


We provide many resources to help you craft a meaningful and impactful implementation plan. See our resources, recommended programs and activities derived from best practices.

The Planning & Reporting Process1

  • 0. Review Mines Strategic Plan for DI&A and form a working group with representatives from all members of unit. Ensure diversity of the group; clearly establish expectations for roles and communication.
  • 1. Collect and analyze data; identify areas where you can have significant impact to support DI&A at Mines. Collect ideas from all members of the unit.
    • a. Identify where you need more data to make informed decisions, and include the data collection and analysis as part of your year 1 implementation plan.
  • 2. Set goals, identify strategies, deliverables and metrics
    • a. Conduct a self-assessment and collect ideas from all members of the unit. We recommend that you include this as one activity in your year 1 implementation plan: request a survey for your unit.
    • b. Identify strategies, programs, and activities that align with the areas where your biggest impact can be made (see the resources we have compiled for ideas).
    • c. Complete the implementation plan template
  • 3. Have your Plan reviewed by the DI&A team
  • 4. Integrate feedback from DI&A, submit plan to your Dean or VP for review. Submit final plans to President Johnson. (See due dates)
  • 5. Implement the plan and track progress using your proposed metrics.
    • a. Be sure to publicly share your plan, your progress, and your successes!
  • 6. Complete an annual report on progress. Revisit and update the implementation plan. (See due dates.)

1 Adapted from UC Berkeley