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Institution Profile: Michigan State University

LocationUnited States of America
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

• As of the Spring of 2021, the Provost explicitly requested all candidates going through promotion or tenure processes should document their contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion.
• Candidates are asked to document their Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI)-related activities and accomplishments in the context of research/creative activities, teaching, service, outreach, and engagement.
• Faculty are asked to provide in narrative form how DEI efforts are interwoven and enhance all other areas of faculty accomplishment.
• The Provost states: “Significant involvement in DEI efforts can be viewed as a metric for advancement.” (Pages 5-6).
• There is a qualification that not all candidates can equally fulfill this criteria, and that not all research and teaching activities can include this component of merit.

Related Resources

Spring 2022 Memorandum 7

This memorandum by Michigan State University contains the philosophy of tenure at this institution and the guiding principles for faculty tenure and promotion.
Michigan State University
United States of America (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Equity and inclusion
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