Diversity Council Charge
The Diversity Council serves as an information exchange among colleges, major administrative units, and the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion to coordinate policies and address issues that impact goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging (DEIS) at Michigan Technological University. The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion or their representative will chair the Diversity Council and lead its meetings. Along with the chair, the council will comprise one or two MTU faculty, staff, or administrators from each unit, who will be appointed by their dean/unit leader in consultation with the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity Council members will also have a formal communication line to their respective dean/unit head. Meetings will be held monthly throughout the academic year and at least once in the summer.
Characteristic activities include:
- communicating across budgetary units to optimize consistency of unit approaches to DEIS endeavors, including advice pertaining to external constituencies;
- developing cross-unit strategies for leveraging DEIS values throughout MTU units;
- making informal recommendations to the chair;
- and performing other actions consistent with its charge as needed.
The Diversity Council serves as information exchange between the leaders of colleges/major administrative units and the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
Each member reports to the leader of their college or major administrative unit (dean or vice president/director).
Meetings via Zoom
For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Council is an integral part of Michigan Tech's mission to promote and foster a sense of belonging.
What the Diversity Council is Reading
- DEI Legislation Tracker - Chronicle of Higher Education
- Growing Diversity
- Partnering to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: MTU, University of the District of Columbia Pursue New MOU
- Welcome, Huskies: Incoming Class is Diverse, Smart and the Largest Since 1982
- 10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race