New Center

New Center Role and Differentiators

A new center for DEI will work horizontally across all our pillars and units to ensure the work is not siloed and provides resources for the students (current and prospective), staff and faculty behind our research, education and culture.

It will combine resources currently in our Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach and our DEI Implementation Committee

  • CEDO, and before that MEPO, has been in existence since 1969, and is currently charged with:
    • Raising awareness about the field of engineering for students in underserved communities before they get to college
    • Assisting with the recruitment of those students to Michigan Engineering
    • Helping current students with their academic, personal, and professional development
  • The DEI Implementation Committee was established at the beginning of the five-year strategic plan, and is responsible for:
    • Executing the elements of the plan
    • Establishing and evaluating metrics and measurements
    • Engaging with the community around issues of climate and culture
    • Increasing awareness of DEI issues and concepts
  • With this realignment, a new College-wide center for DEI will be focused on:
    • Leading and facilitating collaboration among administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external partners to advance Michigan Engineering’s vision of an inclusive and equitable community gathered in pursuit of its academic mission.
    • Providing resources and best practices for administrative units and individuals.
    • Expanding pipelines and pathways by delivering flagship programming across K-20 designed to increase representation of students from underserved and underrepresented communities.
    • Bringing strategy and practice together by collaborating to leadership goals and long-term plans for DEI and then helping to implement them across each administrative unit and at the behavior of each individual.

In this way it will provide critical but previously missing connective tissue.

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