An initiative launched by President Schlissel created an overarching campus-wide strategic plan to (as outlined in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Summary):
1) Create an inclusive and equitable campus climate
2) Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse community
3) Support innovative and inclusive scholarship and teaching
The department formed a committee comprised of both faculty and staff from across all divisions, with the primary goals of engaging in an open and honest discussion about matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
For more information and for ways to participate, please visit diversity.umich.edu. Please send your ideas and input about diversity, equity, and inclusion to email@example.com. We welcome your feedback.
Visit this news story to learn more about the department's current plans.