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ST Final horizontal report (2)

ST Final horizontal report (2)

2019 TROPER
TCAPMI
INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Diversity,
Equity &
Inclusion

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Guiding Principles Statement
4 Letter from the Director
This report was created to 5 Priority Goals
feature the advances ISR has 6 Strategic Plan
made towards becoming a 9 Implementation Highlights
more diverse, equitable, and 19 Community Engagement and Learning
inclusive place.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Guiding Principles Statement
4 Letter from the Director
5 Priority Goals
6 Strategic Plan
9 Implementation Highlights
19 Community Engagement and Learning

GUIDING PRINCIPLES STATEMENT

JUNE 2018

At the Institute for Social Research, our efforts to conduct and
promote social science research are founded on our desire to
develop a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization
that is reflective of the broad communities we study and serve.
To continue our groundbreaking work into the future, embracing
the principles described below is critical, and therefore, we are
proud to make the following statements:

WE BELIEVEGUIDING PRINCIPLES STATEMENT

that diversity, equity and inclusion should be actively cultivated and celebrated at our
organization. Our many backgrounds, perspectives, identities, cultures, languages, and
orientations shape who we are and what we aim to achieve.

WE KNOW

that the contributions of our community of diverse people and perspectives are central to
our mission to offer the broadest possible range of approaches to addressing global issues.
We seek to understand and leverage the insights and experiences that make our stories
different. Diversity of thought and background contribute to the production of high quality
research and education, meaningful innovation, and a wealth of opportunities in all areas.

WE ASPIRE

to be an organization that develops individuals who make a positive difference in an
increasingly interconnected, multicultural world. As a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
organization, we are better able to foster an environment in which all members are
inspired to excel.

WE EMPOWER

our community to create the conditions of equal
opportunity, equal access, and inclusion in which
each member has the resources to thrive
professionally and personally.

WE COMMIT

to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our
organization is a place where differences are valued,
welcomed, & needed, and where perspectives are
respectfully heard. We will support these guiding
principles in all aspects of our environment including
recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining
employees. We will hold ourselves accountable, and
the organization will take measures to provide the
resources to promote success in the strategies of
diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Letter from
the Director

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) seeks to develop, strengthen, and diversify its research faculty, students,
and staff. ISR and its constituent centers have a strong commitment to the diversity of our institution because we
recognize that having a diverse organization improves the quality of our scientific research. Diverse perspectives

strengthen our ability to study a diverse society. We work to value all participants in the research process,
including faculty, students, staff, study participants, and data users. ISR is committed to maintaining a welcoming

and inclusive organization so that we can learn from one another to sustain and continually revitalize our
research and training activities.

The aim of strengthening and promoting diversity is integral to all aspects of ISR: hiring, training and instruction,
and scientific research. We recognize that by promoting diversity we will advance ISR’s mission. Our DEI strategic
plan outlines a framework to address five priority goals, via 20 strategic objectives that reach into all parts of our

ISR community. We are committed to implementing the objectives in this plan by integrating these activities into
all our operations. In the pages to follow, we highlight some of the innovative actions and solutions we've
generated in the first few years of implementation.

5 PRIORITY
GOALS

1Create an inclusive, welcoming 2Adopt best practices to 3Recruit diverse faculty by creating
environment with collegial encourage diversity in faculty, a pipeline of young scholars who
relationships and interactions staff, and student hiring are prepared and interested in
at all levels working in the intense research
and entrepreneurial environment
of ISR

4Strengthen faculty and staff 5Recruit diverse students
through effective mentoring and into our training programs
leadership development

ISR STRATEGIC
PLAN

12

Increase the diversity of Assure consistent support for
faculty across many career development of junior
dimensions
faculty to increase diversity
of junior faculty promoted
and retained

34

Assure the equitable use of Diversify the leadership of
research professor and ISR, including center
research scientist tracks
directors, program directors,
and senior faculty

56

Increase the diversity of Assure consistent, equitable,
staff across many and transparent support for
dimensions
staff development

20 STRATEGIC
OBJECTIVES

7 8 9 10

Promote sensitivity to and Increase diversity among Increase the diversity of Maintain the diversity of
awareness of diversity, equity, SRC’s master’s and PhD participants, instructors, and participants in the Population
students participating in the
and inclusion issues among Michigan Program in Survey staff involved in the ICPSR Studies Center (PSC’s) pre-
faculty and staff supervisors Methodology, as well as Summer Program in and postdoctoral training
students in SRC’s Summer programs across many
Institute in Survey Research Quantitative Methods of dimensions
Techniques across many Social Research across many

dimensions dimensions

11 12 13 14

Increase the diversity of Assure inclusion of ISR graduate Increase the diversity of Increase the coverage of topics
graduate student students in ISR activities undergraduate research related to diversity, equity, and

researchers in ISR across assistants in ISR inclusion in all ISR training
many dimensions programs

15 16

Increase the amount of Create an inclusive, welcoming
research conducted on topics environment with collegial
related to diversity, equity, and
relationships and interactions
inclusion across all structural levels and

centers

17 18

Create a work environment Increase awareness of diversity-
that fosters barrier-free related issues among ISR

participation of staff, faculty, faculty, staff, and students
and students with disabilities
in their ISR job responsibilities,

as well as job related ISR
activities and events

19 20

Assure equitable provision of Contribute to the local
staff salaries and community’s capacity to serve

opportunities for promotion and understand our diverse
community

IMPLEMENTATION
HIGHLIGHTS FROM

YEARS
O N E , T W O,
and T H R E E

&1 5STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVES

Increase the diversity of faculty and staff across many dimensions.

We Added explicit language noting our commitment to
diversity to all job postings initiated at ISR and to postings
for PSC postdoctoral applications
We now require all staff postings to be posted for at least
two weeks
We revised the ISR Intranet DEI site and offered clear links
to these postings there, in a weekly email to All-ISR, and in
monthly All-ISR News Notes newsletters

7STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVE

Promote sensitivity to and awareness of diversity, equity, and
inclusion issues among faculty and staff supervisors

We held on-site Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life training
sessions for staff supervisors across ISR and an on-site
training on Disability Awareness and Etiquette for all
interested
We held two additional on-site Unconscious Bias training
sessions in 2018 for the entire ISR community, as well as an
on-site session of Intercultural Awareness.
We held a presentation by Scott Page on the Diversity
Bonus in October 2017 and a CRLT Players enactment of “A
Thousand Cuts” in February 2018

YEAR ONE

&8 9STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVES

Increase the diversity in the ICPSR and SRC
summer programs

We were awarded our FY18 budget
request for matching funding for
fellowships to support under-represented
participants

17STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVE

Create a work environment that fosters
barrier-free participation of staff, faculty,

and students with disabilities

We created a comprehensive
accommodation and accessibility policy
for ISR events and distributed it widely,
designated clear contacts and included
information about accessibility on
promotional materials
We are working with an accessibility sub-
committee to increase our compliance
with expectations for accessible research
products emerging from our scientific
work, to set a new bar for ourselves and
for social science research institutions

educational YEAR
programs
work group TWO

community ISR DEI staff We expanded our
work group work group implementation team to
implementation include four focused working
ISR team groups and an overarching DEI
Director committee comprised of the
ISR director, the directors of
PRS
work group each ISR center, and key
administrative staff from each
DEI
committee center and from the Institute
centrally.

Each working group is
tackling a set of action items

most aligned with their
knowledge and priorities.

&1 5STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVES

Increase the diversity of faculty and staff across many dimensions.

We have been working toward a statement of guiding
principles related to DEI to be used in search and hire
processes as well as in all processes at ISR
We revised one of our action items from “appointing a
diversity champion” on search committees to developing an
agreement to uphold principles of DE&I, to be distributed
to all search committee members and hiring managers. The
Staff working group took this action item and moved
forward by developing a guiding principles document to be
used more widely at ISR, not just by search committees

6STRATEGIC

OBJECTIVE

Assure consistent, equitable, and transparent support for staff
development

We have made the job postings from across ISR more easily
available to all, listing them on an intranet site. However,
we’ve gone beyond this to send out regular emails to the
entire community, so that everyone at ISR has easy access
to other opportunities across Centers
We have implemented a community integration program for
recently hired employees. The ISR Community Guides
Program launched in Spring 2018 to:

1) help build a sense of inclusivity and connectedness within
the ISR by providing sustained support to new hires

2) assist staff in their transition into the ISR as new employees
3) increase access to resources, establish and expand networks
4) share information and knowledge

STRATEGIC

8OBJECTIVE

The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center. The mission

of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The
program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.

total 2018 Summer In 2018, SISRT offered the Diversity Fellowship Program, a two

128Institute participants: and one-half week program focused on the recruitment of upper-
level undergraduates from the University of Michigan and around
committed by the the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative
social science fields.
$300k University and ISR for
SISRT DEI initiatives applications participants

38 were received 14 were hosted

Students hail from: Hampton University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Michigan University of California-Riverside
Michigan State University University of California-Merced
Western Michigan University University of Texas-El Paso
Hampshire College
University of Florida

The University of Michigan

and ISR have committed

STRATEGIC $300k half of ICPSR’s 2018

9OBJECTIVE for ICPSR DEI initiatives teaching assistants

Since 1963, the Inter-university Consortium 15 students received onewere female and
for Political and Social Research has ICPSRsupport from the quarter were
offered the ICPSR Summer Program in Summer Program Diversity
Quantitative Methods of Social Research people of color
as a complement to its data services. The Initiative to attend one or
ICPSR Summer Program provides rigorous, $148,000
hands-on training in statistical techniques, both of the sessions in the
research methodologies, and data analysis. 2018 Summer Program donated to the ICPSR
Summer Program Diversity
952of the Initiative by the Bill &

participants, more than Melinda Gates Foundation
femalehalf identified as

and almost half were

people of color

YEAR THREE

Increasing accessibility for our community and guests: Tara

can we put in something about improving accessibility of main
floor bathrooms in Thompson? Is this a for sure yet?

Improving communications regarding activities and
progress toward DEI goal achievement

In addition to regular reports on DEI activities in each month’s
News Notes, we have twice-yearly News Notes issues dedicated
to DEI news and updates. We are developing  a range of
materials to show progress on strategic objectives and action
items - including this report!

Implementing practices that are proven for recruiting,
hiring, retaining and promoting staff to increase racial and
gender diversity - Work is well underway on a search and hire

toolkit that will help our community to use standard practices
designed to promote a more diverse staff on many dimensions
and a more transparent and inclusive process.

YEAR THREE

Increasing accessibility for our community and guests: Tara

can we put in something about improving accessibility of main
floor bathrooms in Thompson? Is this a for sure yet?

Improving communications regarding activities and
progress toward DEI goal achievement

In addition to regular reports on DEI activities in each month’s
News Notes, we have twice-yearly News Notes issues dedicated
to DEI news and updates. We are developing  a range of
materials to show progress on strategic objectives and action
items - including this report!

Implementing practices that are proven for recruiting,
hiring, retaining and promoting staff to increase racial and
gender diversity - Work is well underway on a search and hire

toolkit that will help our community to use standard practices
designed to promote a more diverse staff on many dimensions
and a more transparent and inclusive process.

YEAR THREE

Implementing practices that are proven for Improving communications regarding activities
recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting staff to and progress toward DEI goal achievement

increase racial and gender diversity In addition to regular reports on DEI activities in each
month’s News Notes, we have twice-yearly News Notes
Work is well underway on a search and hire toolkit that issues dedicated to DEI news and updates. We are
developing  a range of materials to show progress on
will help our community to use standard practices strategic objectives and action items - including this
report!
designed to promote a more diverse staff on many
Increasing accessibility for our community and
dimensions and a more transparent and inclusive guests

process. Tara can we put in something about improving
accessibility of main floor bathrooms in Thompson? Is
this a for sure yet?

YEAR THREE

Increasing accessibility for our community Improving communications regarding activities
and guests and progress toward DEI goal achievement

Tara can we put in something about improving In addition to regular reports on DEI activities in
accessibility of main floor bathrooms in each month’s News Notes, we have twice-yearly
Thompson? Is this a for sure yet? News Notes issues dedicated to DEI news and
updates. We are developing  a range of materials
Implementing practices that are proven for to show progress on strategic objectives and
recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting staff action items - including this report!
to increase racial and gender diversity

Work is well underway on a search and hire toolkit
that will help our community to use standard
practices designed to promote a more diverse staff
on many dimensions and a more transparent and
inclusive process.

YEAR THREE

Increasing accessibility for our community Improving communications regarding activities
and guests and progress toward DEI goal achievement

Tara can we put in something about improving In addition to regular reports on DEI activities in
accessibility of main floor bathrooms in each month’s News Notes, we have twice-yearly
Thompson? Is this a for sure yet? News Notes issues dedicated to DEI news and
updates. We are developing  a range of materials
Implementing practices that are proven for to show progress on strategic objectives and
recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting staff action items - including this report!
to increase racial and gender diversity

Work is well underway on a search and hire toolkit
that will help our community to use standard
practices designed to promote a more diverse staff
on many dimensions and a more transparent and
inclusive process.

Discourses of White Perpetuation of cultural racism Structural racism &
nationalism & racism today through social & mass media residential segregation

University of Michigan
RacismLab Presents

CULTURAL Alexandra Stern, Travis Dixon, Joe T. Darden,

Professor & Chair Professor Professor
Dept of American Culture, University Dept of Communication, University Dept of Geography, Michigan

of Michigan of Illinois Urbana-Champaign State University

RACISM & Historical racism & contemporary social structure

AMERICAN

SOCIAL David Cunningham, Geoff Ward, Hedwig Lee,

STRUCTURE Professor Associate Professor Professor
Dept of Sociology, Washington Dept of African & African American Dept of Sociology, Washington
A winter 2019 interdisciplinary Studies, Washington University in St.
speaker series sponsored by University in St. Louis University in St. Louis
Institute for Social Research Louis
Survey Research Center and
Rackham Graduate School Racial liberalism & environmental Structural racism & population Historical trauma: Racial
racism in Flint, Michigan health inequalities dispossession & Native populations

Malini Ranganathan, Joseph Gone, Gilbert Gee,

Assistant Professor Professor Professor
School of International Service, Dept of Global Health & Social Dept of Community Health, UCLA

American University Medicine, Harvard University

Terri L. Friedline GROUP Enrique Neblett Mosi Ifatunji
DYNAMICS
Associate Professor of Social Work, Associate Professor Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Dep of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dep of Sociology,
University of North Carolina at
Marvella Ford University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
The Medical University of South
Carolina SEMINAR

Darrick Hamilton The Group Dynamics Seminar series is one Courtney Cogburn Christy Erving
of the longest running seminar series in the
Executive Director social sciences. The original intent was for Assistant Professor of Social Work, Assistant Professor of Sociology,
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race RCGD senior staff to meet together Columbia University Vanderbilt University
weekly to maintain an integrated
and Ethnicity, Ohio State University theoretical approach to the various Taylor Hargrove Tené Lewis
research projects underway and to
Tyson Brown advance theoretical thinking in several Assistant Professor Associate Professor
areas. Today the seminar series is open to Dep of Sociology, University of Rollins School of Public Health,
Assistant Professor of Sociology, the entire University community and
Duke University continues to provide an opportunity for North Carolina at Chapel Hill Emory University
researchers, scholars, staff, and students
Eleanor K. Seaton to meet and learn about new theoretical
developments as well as ongoing research
Associate Professor activities.
Center for Child and Family
Success, Arizona State University Karen Tabb Dina David Williams

Assistant Professor Professor
School of Social Work, Public Health and African and African

University of Illinois American Studies, Harvard University

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