Objective 2

Primary Constituents
Primary DE&I Goal
Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Community
Other Applicable Domains
Diversity, High Quality Academic & Professional Environment (Education & Scholarship)

Five-Year Strategic Objective 2

Enhance development/”training” offerings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students (“Diversity skills”)

Measures of Success for Objective 2

  • Development and/or expansion of offerings/programs related to supporting DE&I education and training experiences for students
  • Increase in numbers of students participating in education/training activities related to DE&I in the classroom
  • Establishment of supports/programming for graduate student leaders’ learning and development around DE&I and leadership roles

FY17 Actions

  • Explore the feasibility of ideas generated for development/training related to diversity and inclusion, with examples including:
  • Confer with CRLT to explore the feasibility of expanding current offerings for a broader range of students (GSI orientation on Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom; Mini-course on Instructional Approaches for Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with other units, training for graduate students and faculty around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;
  • Explore feasibility of developing content for inclusion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section/module that could be included in graduate/Ph.D. programs’ Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) requirement for Ph.D. students
  • Establish funding and/or develop programming to support student leaders’ participation in leadership training related to DE&I
  • Development of Rackham Student Ambassadors or Peer Mentoring program to assist in information sharing at a more local level and provide extensive training to support students in these roles
  • In addition to the above stated priority areas, consider the feasibility of these additional ideas:
  • Share best practices with departments/programs about how to include students in decision-making arenas (e.g., admissions committees, recruitment); develop a plan for offering programs training on how to effectively include students in these spaces
  • Develop “Student Allies for Diversity” role in ways that parallel and complement Faculty Allies (but that are appropriate in scope and expectations for students)
  • Create a Student Allies for Diversity Grants program for student-initiated projects
  • Create Diversity Student Leader and Diversity Faculty Leader awards