The U-M School of Information (UMSI) DEI Office is launching a website to highlight the school-wide work that has been done from 2016-2021. The website comes as the school’s DEI committee begins gathering community input on priorities for a DEI 2.0 strategic plan, launching in 2023.
“We want to share and acknowledge the work of our community — students, faculty and staff, in moving DEI efforts forward,” says Devon Keen, director of inclusion, equity and outreach at UMSI. “As we stated on the website, DEI 1.0 was a beginning, a learning process and a base from which we can build.”
The website features a timeline highlighting DEI 1.0’s implementation, along with some of its accomplishments. Major parts of the plan focused on three strategic objectives: recruitment and retention, education and scholarship and building an equitable and inclusive community.
Members of the UMSI community, including students, staff and faculty, will have opportunities to share ideas and give feedback on priorities for the DEI 2.0 strategic plan.