Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

 

We hope that you had a fun and relaxing holiday! We also want to take a minute to thank all of you for your hard work last semester on moving the needle forward and promoting our mission of diversity and inclusion. Our office is working diligently on creating a campus-wide database, led by Dr. Torsheika Maddox, that captures information about all diversity related activities on campus in an effort to get the word out about activities, research, programming, etc. with respect to diversity and inclusion; the database hereafter will be referred to as DIP (Diversity Inventory Program). Additionally, the DIP is the direct fullfilment of Initiative 8 of the Diversity Framework.

We are now soliciting your input and insights into the functions, needs, and design you feel the database should include. For example, would you desire the ability to generate activity report, graphically translate data, search data elements, etc.? Please plan to attend one of the sessions listed below to help us with this key initial task as defined in the Framework, where we plan to have an intimate and focused discussion.

A summary from Forward Together: A Framework For Diversity and Inclusive Excellence:

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer (OVPCDO) is to collaborate with campus partners to make progress toward the campus’s strategic diversity goals, as outlined in the Diversity Framework. Initiative 8 of the Diversity Framework is the creation of a campus-wide database that captures information about all diversity related activities on campus.

We are hosting Listening and Feedback Sessions for the Diversity Inventory Program (DIP) to solicit your input and insights into the functions, needs, and design you feel the database should include.

Registration today at: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/catalog/default.aspx
(Office of Talent Management Catalog Special Event - Diversity Inventory Program Information & Feedback Session)

Should you have any questions about the development of the DIP, please reach out to Torsheika directly at diversityinventory@cdo.wisc.edu.

Diversity Inventory Program Listening and Feedback Session Dates

  • Wed. February 10th 1:30pm-3:30pm 
    • Location: Gordon Commons, Symphony room (215)
  • Wed. February 10th 10:00pm-12:00am 
    • Location: Memorial Union, room Check TITU
  • Fri. February 12th 10:00am-12:00pm 
    • Location: Union South, room Check TITU
  • Mon. February 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm 
    • Location: Frank Holt Center, Room L115
  • Tues. February 16th 12:00pm-2:00pm 
    • Location: Union South, room  Check TITU
  • Fri. February 19th 10:00pm-12:00pm 
    • Location: Grainger Hall, room 1266

 

Framework Informational Sessions

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

Leadership

Patrick Sims

Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement

Ruby Paredes

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Interim Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement