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Rackham Graduate School Offers New Certificate Program for Developing Student DEI Skills

As a central part of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, the Rackham Graduate School now offers a graduate student DEI Professional Development Certificate that is designed to prepare students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusiveness. The program, which was designed in response to student feedback, recognizes a relatively new and rapidly growing movement among employers, both within and outside of the academy, to require job applicants to demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

Rackham Graduate School Creates New Role to Strengthen Partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions

Rackham Graduate School is thrilled to announce the hiring of Edmund Graham as the School’s first Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Coordinator. In this role—which is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation—Graham will assist with the strategic development of partnerships between the University of Michigan and other MSIs in an effort to attract, recruit, and retain a highly qualified, diverse graduate student community.

Reflections and Plans: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Graduate Education at U-M

My name is Mark Kamimura-Jiménez and I am a proud Rackham alum. My experience as a graduate student at U-M was supported by engaged staff, faculty, alumni, and most importantly a community of student peers that sustained me academically, professionally and socially. Many of our alums and I share a journey through graduate school that had its fair share of challenges, and that is the reason why I want to share with you the efforts being made on campus, and specifically by Rackham, to foster a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for graduate students at U-M today.