Inclusive Excellence at Framingham State


 Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence was first introduced by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as a methodology for helping colleges and universities realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion, and their positive impact on institutional quality. As a guiding principle, Inclusive Excellence is meant to include and engage the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and community constituents in the overall success of the university.

Framingham State University has adopted a model for Inclusive Excellence that builds upon the four original principles forwarded by the AAC&U. In addition to these principles, the Framingham State University Inclusive Excellence model adds Community & Civic Engagement as a principle focus area. This principle expands upon the AAC&U model as a means to address the need for students to acquire knowledge, skills, values and motivation required to effectively to build social capital and work toward the betterment of our communities. To learn more, please read our Strategic plan by clicking on the cover. An updated strategic plan with be posted soon.