UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 3.2.3 (Training)

Develop, deliver, and strongly encourage diversity, discrimination, and harassment training for all employees, including an emphasis on how to foster equitable, anti-racist educational environments

Owners/Accountable Party

  • Vice President of Operations and Finance
  • Associate Vice President of Human Resource Services

Actions

Near-term Actions

  • Offer and strongly encourage participation in discrimination and harassment training for employees, including an emphasis on how to foster inclusive learning and working environments
  • Promote UM Allies Training for all faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Promote Campus-wide Indian Education for All training and embed into New Faculty and New Staff Orientations
  • Provide campus-wide advisor trainings through the DEI-focused Advising Council subcommittee Critical Advising Practices for Equity (CAPE)
  • Provide faculty with access to diversity, equity, and inclusion training, focused on application to teaching (see PFA 2)
  • Ensure all training opportunities are easily accessible through the Diversity website and OOLD websites
  • Strongly encourage faculty evaluation committees to complete implicit bias trainings

Future Actions

  • Develop a system for tracking participation and encouraging managers/supervisors to promote participation
  • Strongly encourage search committees to complete implicit bias training
  • Develop an employee certificate for those who complete an identified set of DEI trainings
  • Incentivize participation in trainings by building the training expectation into performance reviews

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Embedded Indian Education for All training into New Faculty Orientation