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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Find info on reporting campus climate concerns, inclusive teaching grants, and accessibility.

Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide

This document was created by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) to provide a helpful resource for planning accessible and inclusive events and meetings on the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. This resource guide compiles existing tools and information specific to campus venues as well as helpful tips about designing accessible and inclusive events. We reached out to a number of campus partners and accessibility advocates to ask for tips, information, resources, and feedback.

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Team Grants

Grants for joint faculty, student, and staff research. Projects should be developed in reaction to a relevant social issue or proactively address a social issue (within a 6-month timeframe). This scheme will fund up to 4 grants of $3,000 each. Each team applying is required to have members from at least 3 of these 5 Stamps communities:

  • undergraduate students
  • graduate students
  • staff
  • tenure track/tenured faculty
  • lecturer faculty

Inclusive Teaching Grants at Stamps

The Stamps School of Art & Design awards grants from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan Funding for activities that enhance the quality of student learning at the Stamps School of Art & Design and specifically target DE&I-related content and pedagogy. Download full information below.

Organizational Learning: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

This series of 25 short videos offers a unique, micro-learning approach to diversity, equity and inclusion education. Each video is less than three minutes long and the series includes titles such as, “Defining Diversity,” “Comfort Zones” and “Being Aware of Being Unfair. They have been organized to align with the new Lifelong Learning model to help address the specific goals of the university’s DEI initiative.

The videos were created by and feature Dr. Steve Robbins, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Robbins was a keynote speaker during the university’s DEI Summit in 2016.

Report a Campus Climate Concern

A "climate concern" can include actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, harasses or harm anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion).

Stamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant

The Stamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grant is intended to provide funding to actively-enrolled students pursuing a degree program at Stamps and in good academic standing; Stamps staff; and Stamps faculty/instructors to support student's professional and personal development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also provides funding to the School’s programmatic efforts and activities aimed at developing an environment that strengthens the School’s commitment to DEI and adopts tangible, sustainable practices that are guided by our organizational mission and values.

Situations eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Student DEI professional development and career exploration.

  • Supporting registration fees for DEI opportunities and defraying costs associated with travel/lodging.

  • DEI programming supports students' learning, growth, and development.

  • Subsidizing costs to bring speakers, artists, designers, and creatives whose practice centers on DEI tenets.

Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree program at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and maintain good academic standing.

  • Stamps staff and faculty/instructors working on student-centered projects, learning, and programming.

  • DEI grant amounts for students will depend on the activity they are attending. A travel advance would be provided and expenses will be processed as reimbursements following the activity.

  • Programmatic and/or curriculum funding must support activities that enhance the quality of student learning and specifically target DEI-related content and pedagogy.

Application Process

Students can apply online and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The online application can be found here. Before applying for DEI grants, students are encouraged to speak to Mark Chung Kwan Fan (markckf@umich.edu). He may be able to help identify alternative and/or additional sources of financial assistance and/or provide useful advice. Online applications include the following:

  • A brief statement describing the professional and/or personal development opportunity and the total dollar amount of DEI funds being requested.

  • Budget detailing the amount of DEI grants requested and an itemized list of how the funds will be used.

Additional Information

These funds are made possible by generous donor support. In recognition of donor generosity, students, staff, and faculty/instructors will be asked to complete a questionnaire and message of gratitude to the donor(s). For any questions regarding this portion, please contact Bruni Bezati (brbezati@umich.edu).