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Strategic Framework 2018-2020

Goal 1: To create and implement strategies and initiative under an “inclusive excellence” portfolio

Inclusive Excellence is an active and systemic process through which UMMC will achieve diversity, inclusion, and equity through learning, teaching, development, health care, institutional performance, and engagement at all levels (internally and externally).

Current projects

  • Promoting diversity, inclusion, and related goals across all three mission areas
  • Improving strategies and connectivity to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for improving workforce, faculty, and student diversity
  • Inclusive policies and practices review and intervention

Goal 2: To increase education and training to improve cultural competence of learners, staff and faculty

UMMC strives for cultural proficiency, therefore we seek to increase education, training, and professional development for learners, staff, and providers.

Current projects

  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion Professional Development & Certificate Program
  • Diversity and inclusion training for students
  • Bias training and education

Goal 3: To serve as a resource and integral partner across all mission areas for improving the culture of the organization and demonstrating inclusivity

Accountability is critical in achieving success. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will continue to serve as an integral partner across all mission areas for improving the culture of the organization.

Current projects

  • Aligning diversity and inclusion goals and metrics with the institutional mission and national indicators
  • Compositional diversity and climate dashboards
  • Annual awards and recognition program