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New Underrepresentation Reports Available from OIE

Monday, January 23, 2023
For those involved in faculty and staff recruitments, updated data (as of November 2022) on the underrepresentation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in faculty, P&S, and Merit positions at UI is now available. Please use this updated information when planning new searches to determine whether the positions are in an underrepresented group and require additional outreach efforts.
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Creating space at the table: A DEI conversation with leadership

Friday, January 20, 2023
In late November, Sara Sanders, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liz Mendez-Shannon, CLAS DEI director, and Liz Tovar, executive officer and associate vice president of the UI Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, gathered at Wild Bill’s Workshop in the School of Social Work to discuss unity and belonging—and how these spaces can help the college and UI make progress on DEI issues.  
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CLAS 2022 DEI Annual Report

Friday, January 20, 2023
The DEI Committee and college community develop a yearly plan to address the strategic priorities of CLAS to cultivate an inclusive environment and build a supportive infrastructure within the college. With this backdrop in mind, it is imperative to build the capacity for thriving within our community while affording faculty, staff, and students the time to think innovatively, practice authentically, and revise programs when warranted to best serve the needs and aspirations of our growing community.
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Overwhelming majority of UI faculty, staff, students report feeling valued, engaged

Thursday, January 19, 2023
2022 Campus Climate, Working at Iowa survey results also show areas for improvement
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UI receives grant to improve inclusion in STEM courses

Thursday, January 12, 2023
The University of Iowa has been awarded a six-year, $377,800 grant as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence 3 initiative. The grant will support the development of inclusive teaching and educational practices in introductory STEM courses and aligns with the "Excellence in Teaching and Learning" priority outlined in the Strategic Plan for 2022-2027.
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Kelly receives National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

Thursday, January 12, 2023
UI faculty member Donika Kelly is one of 36 recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship for 2023, which awards $25,000. Kelly’s most recent poetry collection titled, The Renunciations, won a 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry. Read more about Kelly and this prestigious fellowship.

Official Statements

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Message to UI Human Resources Community on Harassment Prevention

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office of Institutional Equity
Message to UI Human Resources Community on Harassment Prevention 10.5.21
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Harassment Prevention Quarterly Deadline Approaching: Sept. 30, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Division of DEI; Office of Institutional Equity
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Update: Executive Order 13950

Thursday, October 22, 2020
The University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Reminder: Make respectful choices when celebrating Halloween

Thursday, October 15, 2020
The University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Update: Executive Order 13950

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Statement about chalking on T. Anne Cleary Walkway

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion