As part of the central evaluation process for DEI 1.0, the evaluation and assessment team examined U-M undergraduate course descriptions to understand how much DEI has been incorporated into the U-M undergraduate curriculum since the launch of DEI 1.0.

Nearly half of the undergraduate courses descriptions included DEI-related content, and the most frequently mentioned topics related to citizenship, immigration status, national origin, race and ethnicity and culture. Many courses that engage DEI concepts often focused on more than one content area in same course (e.g., race, gender and culture). The majority of undergraduate courses with DEI-related content were housed within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), with over 60% of LSA undergraduate courses including DEI-related content in the course descriptions. However, many U-M schools and colleges offer courses that engage DEI-related content.

In general, the number and percentage of undergraduate courses with DEI-related content in the course descriptions remained fairly stable across the five-year period of DEI 1.0. Despite the relative stability of undergraduate course descriptions, other institutional data suggest increased engagement with DEI-related concepts in course curriculum. In fact, all U-M schools and colleges highlighted unit efforts to integrate and expand DEI in curriculum during DEI 1.0. The findings from this analysis demonstrate the infusion of DEI-related content into U-M curriculum, but also highlight important next steps to better understanding these efforts..

To learn more about these analyses and next steps, please see the DEI in U-M Course and Curricular Engagement section of the downloadable DEI 1.0 Evaluation Report.

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