Terms and Tool Kit

Racial Equity

Equity work at Humboldt State University (HSU) recognizes the historical and systemic disparities in opportunities and outcomes and provides resources necessary to rectify those disparities. Racial equity at HSU will be achieved when one’s racial identity no longer predicts, in a statistical sense, how one fares. Racial equity is one part of racial justice and works to eliminate policies, attitudes, and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race.

Adapted from the Education Trust-West and the Center for Assessment and Policy Development

What is Collective Impact?
The Collective Impact model believes no one single institution, policy, or governmental agency can solve an increasingly complex social problem on its own.

Five Key Elements to Collective Impact:
1.Common Agenda
2.Measuring Results (Data Informed)
3.Mutually Reinforcing Activities
4.Continuous Communication
5.Back Bone Organization/Network Manager

"collective impact initiatives involve a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants." 

Kania, J. and Kramer, M. (2011). "Collective Impact." Stanford Social Innovation Review.

W.W. Kellogg Equity Toolkit link