DEI 2.0

Drawing from our successes and lessons learned from DEI 1.0, Michigan Engineering has identified seven strategic objectives aligned with our people-first perspective that advances an equity-centered engineering mindset. Our commitment to cultivating an educational environment that provides opportunities for every community member to thrive is one of our primary areas of focus. Each of our strategic objectives is accompanied by metrics that will be tracked over time, as well as year-one actions we will take to accomplish those objectives.

Michigan Engineering Year One DEI 2.0 Plan

  • SO1: Recruit, develop, support and graduate a talented, diverse body of students
  • SO2: Recruit, develop and retain talented, diverse instructional and research faculty, postdoctoral scholars, departmental leadership and college leadership
  • SO3: Recruit, develop and retain talented, diverse staff capable of supporting a world-class academic and research learning environment 
  • SO4: Design and develop resources and opportunities to create a culture of accessibility that facilitates equitable, inclusive learning and working environments
  • SO5: Develop a set of evaluation and assessment methodologies and tools for continuously collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on Michigan Engineering’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
  • SO6: Create and implement a sustainable, effective DEI funding model for Michigan Engineering to support current and new DEI initiatives, programs and strategic priorities
  • SO7: Create a climate of inclusion and belonging by designing and developing resources and opportunities for engagement and interaction that facilitate a more equitable and inclusive learning environment for students