Inclusive Excellence Driving University Success

  • Improve access, retention and graduation of underrepresented students. Examples
    include encouraging collaboration between university programs that serve diverse students, improving individualized support for students with unique needs
    (childcare, mental health, funding support etc.), valuing global opportunities through study abroad programs, internships, service learning, career fairs, and other high impact learning experiences, and leveraging opportunities created by college access programs and the university’s multicultural resource center.
  • Improve efforts of the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff. Examples include highlighting faculty mentorship programs that are collaborative and interdisciplinary, promoting community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work in the faculty tenure and promotion model, and including accountability measures that address DEI in administrative assessments.
  • Evaluate opportunities to implement curricular changes related to DEI. Examples include growing Bear POWER to a four-year program and growing academic partnerships with historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic serving institutions.
  • Enhance the university’s DEI influence and impact on campus and in the community through training and education, developing new and expanding existing partnerships, and creating opportunities for diverse engagement.
  • Implement the Inclusive Excellence Scorecard as an institutional resource to aid and share across the campus community to support efforts of the MSU Public Affairs mission.