Implementation Plans & Progress Reports

Implementation Plans & Reports



All major units have crafted a DI&A Implementation Plan and are expected to report out annually on progress made on each of their proposed goals. Check the campus unit list to determine which units have submitted plans and continue to submit progress reports each spring. Please note that many goals are 3- to 5-year benchmarks and are not required to be fully addressed each year. Instead, we encourage units to provide detailed information on how they are working toward achieving those goals, what the accomplishments are to date, and what yet has to be realized.

Each unit should develop an implementation plan that meets the unique needs of their student, faculty and staff community. Units have decided their own priorities that fall under the purview of the Strategic Plan for DI&A. View a list of DI&A Council members to find out who in your unit serves on the Council and ask how you can become involved in your unit’s efforts.

Due Dates*

  • March 31: Instructions for accessing your DI&A data in Tableau Server (in lieu of Unit Reports)
  • May 31*: Draft Implementation Plan progress reports due to Mines DI&A (email
  • June 14: Progress reports are reviewed and comments returned to unit leads
  • June 30*: Updates to progress reports made and submitted back to Mines DI&A and unit VPs/Supervisors
  • July 1: Final submitted progress reports reviewed by President Johnson


*If date falls on the weekend or a holiday, due date is the next working day.

Planning & Reporting Process


Review the initial planning procedure that resulted in the development of implementation plans
  • 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.
  •           a. Review your unit’s previous implementation plan. 
  • 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 one implementation plan.
    • b. In February, each unit will receive access to Tableau Server to investigate your diversity-related data.
  • 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 one 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 resources we compiled for ideas).
    • c. Complete the implementation plan template OR update your implementation plan from the previous year.
  • 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 share your plan, your progress, and your successes!
  • 6. Complete an annual progress report. Revisit and update the implementation plan. (See due dates above).

Adapted from UC Berkeley

Reporting Progress


  • Each year, units revisit their Implementation Plans and previous progress reports to determine what else has been accomplished in the past year. Each spring when progress reports are due is a time to reflect on your successes and opportunities and to add in new goals or modify existing ones to fit your strategic initiatives better. 
  • Download the template to see an example of how Mines DI&A would like you to document your progress and any Implementation Plan changes.

Campus Implementation Plans


Review Implementation Plans from other units. This presents an opportunity for your unit to identify similar goals and foster collaboration. These are working documents. Units are encouraged to update their plans as progress is made. Must have a Mines email address to access this repository.