We are very pleased to announce that Unconscious Bias trainings are now available for ALL Student Life staff, including student staff! Student Life is covering the training fee, so there is no cost to attend.
The web-based survey will be open to all staff, from March 28-April 18, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. To ensure confidentiality, the survey will be administered by an independent research firm.
What is the All-Staff Climate Survey? As a complement to the strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) five-year planning process, we are committed to the creation of scientifically valid metrics for monitoring the campus climate over time. To this end, on March 28, we will launch the All-Staff Climate Survey effort, which aims to gauge the climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion among staff on the Ann Arbor campus.
As you know, a core piece of our five year DEI strategic plan is staff and student development, specifically developing a more intercultural mindset. Keeping this in mind as we process the post-election environment, I would like to share a couple of recent columns published in the New York Times (one of which was written by a U-M graduate). I encourage you to read these articles, consider these perspectives and the implications for the work ahead.