In partnership with the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity gathered information regarding faculty, staff, and graduate student-focused university diversity efforts, including professional development, coaching, external consulting, committees, and initiatives, that took place between 2018–2020 and focused on making our campus more inclusive, equitable, and just.
Individual departments submitted their DEI efforts using a webform during the spring, 2021 semester. The Office of the Vice President for Diversity compiled the data during summer 2021 and have released two summary reports: an overview report and the full data set Excel report.
DEI Effort Category Descriptions & Examples
DEI Professional Development: a gathering of people, virtual or in person, where a facilitator shares content to develop knowledge, skills, or understanding, or further educate participants, on issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- DEI Professional Development examples: trainings, presentations, workshops, courses, MOOCs, lectures, online modules, etc.
DEI Coaching: meeting with committees, departments, groups of people or individuals, regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, ideas, or sharing of strategies.
DEI Committees: an official committee created with a purpose to focus on diversity and inclusion, specifically.
DEI Initiatives: a concentrated effort which centralizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in some way through the effort, initiative, or program
- DEI Initiatives examples: guest speakers, employee affinity spaces, book clubs or common reads, inclusive policy audits, etc.
DEI Consulting: inviting an external DEI consultant to work with, train, teach, or facilitate DEI efforts with your department/unit. This can include external to your department/unit or external to the university.
Note: For the purpose of this inventory, “Effort” is a broad term and will be used to refer to all professional development (e.g. trainings), coaching, external consulting, committees, and initiatives as defined on this page.
DEI Inventory Overview
- The DEI Inventory includes efforts between 2018–2020 focused on faculty, staff, and graduate students and does not include undergraduates at this time
- Units and departments were asked to coordinate their reporting to avoid duplicate entries as possible
- The purpose of the DEI Inventory is to create a tool to gather input to establish a benchmark which will inform a long-term strategy and assessment.