Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Opportunities for Action

Last Updated Tuesday, April 20, 2020

The following opportunities to act in service to Inclusive Excellence are open to MCE students, staff, and faculty. For more ways to get involved, check out Opportunities for Engagement.

MCE DEI Council Task Forces (Students, Staff, and Faculty) 

The MCE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council recently initiated four strategic task forces designed to review, develop, and implement programs and initiatives to support broader DEI priorities for the college. Students, Staff, and Faculty are invited to contribute to these, as well as join the General DEI Council Meetings. If you are interested or would like more information, please reach out directly to Dr. Ryan Evely Gildersleeve, MCE Associate Dean: ryan.gildersleeve@du.edu. 

Our inaugural task forces include: 

  • Supporting the Success of BIPOC Students 
  • Recruitment and Retention of Staff and Faculty of Color 
  • DEI and MCE Transitions 
  • Deans’ DEI Advisory Group  

Future (2021-2022) task forces in planning include: 

  • Trans*-inclusive teaching and learning 
  • Intersectionality across DEI 
  • MCE DEI Evaluation and Assessment  

MCE Inclusive Excellence Committee (Staff & Faculty Only)

The Inclusive Excellence Committee (IEC) is dedicated to serving as facilitators to assist with knowledge acquisition, professional development, and scaffolded personal growth. Consequently, we provide opportunities for faculty and staff to engage with each other and take action regarding the recent and ongoing events that impact historically marginalized and minoritized communities (e.g., Chauvin trail, Write shooting, Anti-AAPI attacks). 

IEC, with its focus on professional and personal growth, will offer a spring community service event for MCE personnel to support racially and ethnically minoritized (REM) communities. Additionally, we have upcoming opportunities to have college-wide conversations related to the broader themes of anti-REM rhetoric (e.g., Lunch & Learn, affinity group meet-ups for staff and faculty of color).  

IEC believes that community building is an intentional act. To get to the “what” (stronger communities), we must provide the “how” (activities). For the remainder of the year, and for the upcoming year, IEC will continue to offer events that support MCE faculty and staff and promote their diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge and awareness. We aim to move toward more effective application and implementation of inclusive excellence initiatives. 

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