What We Are Doing:
During our ICI “Inclusive Education, Training and Programming” Task Force bimonthly meetings, the team has turned their attention toward student demands and ongoing student concerns at Michigan State University (MSU) that fall within the category of “Inclusive Education, Training and Programming.”
The ICI Task Force supports student and community needs by:
1. Increasing communications and collaborations campuswide.
2. Following up on progress of ongoing campuswide projects and initiatives.
3. Identifying and recommending the need for additional resources.
4. Planning and implementing efforts to support student and community needs.
5. Offering guidance, advice and advocacy.
Purpose statement: We are committed to sharing and supporting ongoing educational training and programming efforts that impact the culture of Michigan State University. These efforts are grounded in ensuring equitable representation and sustainable retention for marginalized communities.
1. Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) education partnership with ADP review committee team.
a. Save the Date for ADP Review Committee Summit, Mon., Feb. 27 at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
b. How do we increase awareness about the information and changes to the ADP with the larger campus community?
2. Community rebuilding for our marginalized students.
a. 2-3 Semester cultural dinners each hosted by a collaboration of 2-3 student organizations that serve marginalized communities.
b. How can these dinners create a space for understanding, education and rebuilding?
3. Refocus on a plan for “What’s Next?” after DEI Foundations (DEI Foundations is the mandatory online training for MSU community)
a. Creating an inventory of DEI trainings offered to students, staff, faculty, administration.
b. Can a diversity requirement be mandated?
c. What DEI educational offerings does MSU offer? Can we centralize these in a shared database?
4. Centering histories of activism.
a. Increased education that critically examines the “why” and “how” of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and belonging (DEIB).
b. Collecting stories, memories, and experiences from marginalized communities integral in shaping our understanding and embrace of DEI/DEIB in the present.
5. Increased visibility and representation of marginalized communities on MSU’s website and other social media platforms.
a. How can we strategize ways to create more effective communications about DEI efforts campuswide through the restructuring of how MSU’s website highlights diversity? Recommendations