UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 1.1.3 (Excellence in Native American Education)

Maintain an updated Excellence in Native American Education Plan and develop a regular mechanism for tracking progress

Owners/Accountable Party

  • Tribal Outreach Specialist
  • Special Assistant to the Provost
  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Actions

Near-term Actions

  • Identify steward of the Excellence in Native American Education plan
  • Establish a cadence for annually nudging and tracking progress
  • Fundraise to support key strategies outlined in the Excellence in Native American Education Plan

Future Actions

  • See the Excellence in Native American Education Plan

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Established the President’s Native American Advisory Council, which will track progress on the Excellence in Native American Education Plan
  • Hired a Tribal Outreach Specialist, reporting to the Office of the President
  • Created a comprehensive Excellence in Native American Education plan and meet with identified leads and partners
  • Developed fundraising materials
  • Established Indigenous Research and STEM Education (IRSE) to support the advancement of Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation students
  • Established Sloan program to cover gaps in funding to support Native STEM students
  • Added criterion for WRGP application to include programs seeking to diversify their application pool and induce recruitment