On October 6, 2016, U-M launched its five-year Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Over the next 12 months, 49 units—representing the university’s 19 schools and colleges plus administrative units, Student Life, Athletics and Michigan Medicine—began implementing hundreds of action items drawn from their individual DEI plans. Another unit was later added, bringing the total to 50. At the same time, the university forged ahead on dozens of major action items contained in its own campuswide Strategic Plan for DEI, items that touch on virtually every aspect of the U-M learning community.

This initial year of plan implementation has seen significant progress, with new DEI initiatives being incorporated into many aspects of the university’s mission and operations. That progress has been documented in the Strategic Plan for DEI: Year One Progress Report, which will be shared with the campus community on November 8, 2017, as part of the U-M’s annual Diversity Summit.

The Year One Progress Report provides detailed updates on each of the 34 major university actions, which range from the Campuswide Climate Survey on DEI to new first-generation student support initiatives, and from the creation of a K-12 outreach hub to the introduction of faculty workshops focused on inclusive teaching. It also includes a series of vignettes highlighting selected unit action items.

In addition, a summary report on the nearly 2,000 action items that constitute the 50 unit plans will be available beginning November 8 in a separate document entitled Unit-Based Strategic Objectives and Action Items.

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