EHHD Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for the
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Current Task force members: Alison Harmon, Colleen McMilin, Gilbert Kalonde, Vanessa Simonds, Jody Bartz, Anna Elliott, Genevieve Cox, Kasia Maison, Elizabeth Bird, Kristofer Olsen, Alex Aylward, Kayte Kaminski, & EHHD undergraduate and graduate student representatives.
EHHD Diversity Statement
The College of Education, Health and Human Development is committed to an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion of all individuals in our college and the MSU community. EHHD has an imperative to prepare all individuals within the college to be successful in a diverse world, and to be aware of power differentials, oppression, and privilege within society. We believe that each student, staff, and faculty member should feel welcomed and valued for their contributions to the educational process in all areas of teaching and learning, research, and service in the MSU community and beyond.
- The management and oversight of the EHHD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan will be part of the Assistant Dean/Director of Student Success position. This individual also serves as the EHHD Academic Diversity Partner.
- The committee will come together on an annual basis to discuss and assess how the plan is being realized, align the plan with the university-wide strategic plan and diversity and inclusion framework, and gather additional data and information to ensure the plan is moving forward.
Top 5 Tips for Getting Started with Diversity and Inclusion work as an Educator in EHHD:
- Start Reading! A couple good starter books are listed below:
- Start Watching and Listening! A couple good starter films and podcasts are listed below:
- Add the EHHD Diversity Statement to your syllabus and your D2L course shell
- Attend a workshop or training (see “Educate Yourself at MSU” below)
- Set up a meeting with EHHD’s Academic Diversity Partner, Kayte Kaminski, to discuss this work. ([email protected])
EDUCATE Yourself at MSU!
There are a multitude of resources, trainings, and other ways to learn more about how diversity and inclusion play a role at MSU, and how to integrate this important work into your teaching, service, and work with students and other faculty and staff.
- Montana State University Diversity and Inclusion Framework - The current MSU Diversity Framework builds on a foundation of institutional values and accomplishments that have been established over many years through the work of students, faculty and staff committed to broadening and strengthening diversity.
- Montana State University’s Strategic Plan, Choosing Promise - Has the above framework integrated throughout. Learn more about how these values are being conceptualized in our overall campus community and goals.
- Indian Education For All (IEFA) in Montana - We ask that all of our faculty and staff in EHHD have completed this course. This course is just one part of an overall effort to ensure that every member of our Montana University System (MUS) team is engaged in conversations around the Montana Constitutional mandate that "every Montanan, whether Indian or non-Indian, be encouraged to learn about the distinct and unique heritage of American Indians in a culturally responsive manner."
- Diversity Development Certificate - The Diversity & Inclusion Development program offers a series of trainings to students, staff, and faculty to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills related to diversity and inclusion to promote personal and professional growth.
- Safe Zone Trainings - Interested in learning more about LGBTQ issues and potentially becoming part of an ally network for LGBTQ students at MSU? The Safe Zone program offers trainings each semester to help educate our community and promote an inclusive campus environment.
- Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons - The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons promotes inclusion and understanding of difference, supports students from underrepresented identity groups, and encourages critical thinking about diversity topics.
- Diversity at a Glance at Montana State University - Basic demographic information at MSU
- Leadership Learning from COVID-19 and Racial Injustice - In response to the current times, the MSU Leadership Institute has created a one-stop, virtual resource guide for MSU community members seeking to cultivate leadership skills and mobilize positive change.
- Resources for Further Learning at MSU - join a reading group, request support for activities that support MSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Framework, find resources for faculty and staff at MSU
- Resources for Further Reflection
- Considering a Land Acknowledgement on your syllabus or in a course?
- Considering the Problem with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Learn about your own Implicit Biases
- The Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool
- Why Students Do Not Turn on Their Video Cameras During Online Classes and an Equitable and Inclusive Plan to Encourage Them to Do So