Accountability begins with a routine awareness of ourselves and others; when we show ownership for our actions we open ourselves to personal and communal growth. Accountability is recognizing that our actions and words may be different from what we intend. Accountability is, in essence, a form of solidarity.
In order to grow:
- We acknowledge the ways we treat, respect, and honor both ourselves and each other by committing ourselves to listen to each other in order to build systems of mutual support.
- We support our teaching faculty and staff in continued professional development in order to effectively reassess our curriculum and programming through a DEI lens.
- We validate the experiences of marginalized people and do not question their expertise.