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Action Item (as stated with DEI strategic plan launch in 2016)

The university will continue to develop central DEI education and training resources designed to enhance our campus climate. We will expand diversity, equity and inclusion training program topics and increase our volunteer network of facilitators, the Facilitator Engagement Program (FEP). We will provide train-the-trainer development opportunities for all FEP members on existing and new training programs. We will continue to enhance the web presence for our programs and resources.

DEI 1.0 Evaluation Update

Throughout the course of DEI 1.0, Organizational Learning (OL) became the central hub for DEI education and training resources intended to enhance campus climate. In the past fiscal year, OL and Michigan Medicine’s Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) presented more than 320 sessions to over 12,890 faculty and staff. Since the DEI launch in October 2016, OL and OHEI have engaged all units that submitted a DEI plan and offered 1,569 instructor-led courses that have reached 50,064 participants.

Multiple DEI-customized versions of courses and training modules that were developed and delivered to units across campus included these topics:

  • Anti-Racism
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • Disability Awareness
  • DEI: The Basics
  • DEI: The Basics 2
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Improving Workplace Climate
  • Equity and Inclusion in a Hybrid Workplace
  • Strategies for Interrupting and Mitigating Bias

OL continued anti-racism and DEI education, in addition to culture change work, in response to university events and issues. Using its DEI Lifelong Learning Model, OL designed educational and supportive resources for numerous stakeholder groups on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine. These resources included programming focused on the U-M presidential Culture Journey initiative and other culture change efforts.

OL launched the online mandatory training module “Cultivating a Culture of Respect” campuswide. It also partnered with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) to offer a daylong workshop for deans and other leaders across the university, with the goal of developing the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate climates that are more resistant to sexual harassment.

Responsibility: University Human Resources/Organizational Learning