Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Suite 3000
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2190

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Faculty play a critical role through their scholarship, teaching, and service in advancing the university’s strategic goal related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The links below offer access to resources and training materials that can assist faculty in their professional development in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Defining Diversity, Equity and InclusionInclusive Teaching PracticesUnconscious BiasDiversity Training for SearchesNational Center for Faculty Development and DiversityMitigating Bias in Tenure Promotion

The following current and past Provost's Diversity Fellows were instrumental in developing these resources:

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Adina Schneeweis (Current)

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Jason Wasserman

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Joanne Lipson-Freed

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Cynthia Miree

The DEI Council and the Senate Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee are active groups that are engaged in the task of advancing and promoting DEI efforts at OU.

Oakland University faculty may also join various faculty/resource groups that allow faculty to share and collaborate with each other on areas of common interest. The Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource Group, Black Faculty Association, Hispanic Faculty Association, and the Native American Advisory Committee are active faculty groups. For an updated list of all faculty and staff resource groups please visit the resource group list.

The following faculty won the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Recognition Award:

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Julie Kruse
School of Nursing

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Suzanne Spencer-Wood*
College of Arts & Sciences
*Lifetime Achievement