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Word of the Month

Each month, there will be a meaningful, positive word posted around campus, underscoring UMMC’s values. The “Word of the Month” is a visual reminder of the institution’s standards when it comes to the promotion of a respectful and inclusive environment. Words are posted in the elevators and bulletin boards around campus. Managers are encouraged to post the word in their departments or units and to use the word as a “talking point” to stimulate dialogue with employees.  

Word of the Month

January - INCLUSION

Definition:

The act of including: the state of being
included.

Suggested talking points and questions:

  • How do you personally define inclusion?
  • What do you feel needs to be done to make all employees feel included?

Quotes from UMMC employees:

“Inclusion, for me, means recognition of the basic human rights that belong to each of us.”

Dean James
Associate Professor 
Academic Information Services

Resource:

Article: "6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace" - Society for Human Resource Management