At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.
The Michigan Program in Survey Data Science (MPSDS), housed at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, supports U-M ’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Planning Initiative. The Institute for Social Research offers an Inclusive Research Matter Series. This series signals ISR's transparent and deliberate commitment to examining the role of inclusion in the research process. The idea for the seminar series arose from discussions within the DEI Education Programs Working Group focusing on the role of inclusion in research methodology. In this series, we will explore several topics including: - The measurement of constructs across intersectional identities - Assumptions and decisions that impact sampling, representation, and the selection of research topics. Inclusive Research Matters Series past events are available for viewing.
The University of Michigan strategic plan implementation has seen significant progress, with new DEI initiatives being incorporated into many aspects of the university’s mission and operations. The progress is documented each year in an annual Progress Report, which is shared with the campus community each fall, as part of U-M’s Diversity Summit. News and features event at the University of Michigan are consistently happening.