News and Perspectives
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is launching the Faculty Driven initiative, which will provide funding for faculty to design innovative experiences that strengthen the University’s community of scholars. Faculty Driven funds will be used to help faculty develop a variety of programs ranging from writing groups to workshops. Generally, IDEA seeks proposals aimed at enhancing instruction, research productivity, and faculty development. IDEA is currently accepting applications.
By Krista Soria, Ph.D.
In this article, I provide information from the spring 2018 Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey regarding the frequency with which students hear negative or stereotypical comments from faculty, staff/administrators, and their fellow students.
...The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts is about to launch a yearlong 150th-anniversary celebration. With 31 departments, more than 520 professors and 15,000 students, it’s the largest college in the U of M system, and it plans to stay around at least another 150 years.
The University of Minnesota’s hunt for a new vice president of equity and diversity is almost over after a four-month-long process narrowed the search down to two finalists.
The University hosted two forums last week for the finalists, Kortet Mensah and Michael Goh, the current interim VP, to make their cases for the job in front of faculty, staff and students. University President Eric Kaler is expected to make a final decision in the coming weeks, said University spokeswoman Emma Bauer.