EHHD Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for the
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Current EHHD DEI Committee members: Ania Bartkowiak, Anna Elliott, Ann Ellsworth, Gilbert Kalonde, Kasia Maison, Kayte
Kaminski, Kristen Musick, Lindsay Ganong, Marcie Reuer, Marie Bathelot, Rebecca Turk,
Sierra Lee, Sky Wernik, Skyeler Huntsman, Sunny Kim, Suzi Taylor, Tyler Smith, and
EHHD undergraduate and graduate student representatives.
EHHD Diversity and Inclusion Framework and Plan
In the fall of 2016, Montana State University began work to create a comprehensive diversity and inclusion framework and plan for furthering the work and place of these efforts and integration at MSU. The College of Education, Health and Human Development then began work on its own plan. The following is the EHHD Plan aligned with the expectations and framework of the MSU Diversity and Inclusion Framework. In the Framework, five themes are outlined along with primary goals to address how to cultivate an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff at Montana State University. An external, working document and assessment plan exists to monitor and manage specific contributions to the actions and goals of this plan. Read the entire document here.
EHHD Diversity Statement
The College of Education, Health and Human Development is committed to an environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion of all individuals in our college and the MSU community, and the communities we serve. 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, faculty member, and guest 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 Senior 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:
- So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- The “Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” section of the weekly EHHD Tuesday Times newsletter often has articles to consider on all aspects of diversity
- Visit the MSU Resource Guide for even more resources and ideas
- Start Watching and Listening! A couple good starter films and podcasts are listed
- 13th Film
- Just Mercy Film (or book by Bryan Stevenson)
- Code Switch Podcast
- 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 ([email protected]), to discuss this work.
This list was put together by members of the EHHD DEI Committee and represents resources that have been combined from a variety of DEI resources in the field. It is not inclusive of all resources nor have all resources been vetted individually. This list is meant to be a resource on resources, a place for faculty, staff, and students to learn more from a variety of sources to engage in new ways in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion work. For a complete and regularly updated list of helpful resources visit our resource page.
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.
- College of EHHD DEI Certificate - Earn an award as EHHD faculty, staff, or graduate student to complete our EHHD Diversity Certificate- deepen your knowledge to learn more about how to integrate DEI into your work!
- 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.
Diversity Report 2021-2022 - This report is an overview of the efforts MSU’s vibrant and engaged community has undertaken to advance our diversity and inclusion goals outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion Framework Report, which continues to direct our actions and is embedded in MSU’s strategic plan “Choosing Promise.”
- 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
- 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