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Writing your Diversity Statement: How to Commit to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion?

Writing your Diversity Statement: How to Commit to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion? Online

Many jobs, especially academic positions, ask students to submit a “diversity statement” with their application materials. Many job seekers, unfortunately, treat such a document as an afterthought, when in fact it is a powerful opportunity to think about and articulate our goals, values, and the kind of faculty member or academic leader we aspire to be. 
In this workshop, we will walk you through the process of recognizing your identities and positionality, and the role of DEI in your teaching, research, service, and community efforts. At the end of this session, you will have a working draft to tailor according to your respective needs and to continue your efforts toward DEI. Register here.

This is part two of our 3-part workshop series. Our next one is on Research Statement on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  


  • Dr. Stefanie Baier  is the Director of Instructional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs at the Graduate School at Michigan State University. In her role she is in charge of the curriculum for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) preparation, manages teaching professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and (co-)facilitates workshops on various topics including Teaching Philosophy Statement and DEI Statement workshops.
  • Dr. Hima Rawal  is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Graduate School. She completed  her doctoral work in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University (MSU). Her research interests include trauma-informed teaching and research, pedagogy of care, learner and teacher emotions, critical multilingual awareness, and humanizing research and pedagogy in linguistically diverse classroom settings. Currently, she is serving on MSU’s Trauma Services and Training Network’s (TSTN) steering committee and is a co-chair of Professional and Organizational Development Network’s (POD) Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy Special Interest Group. She is also an Affiliate with CTLI (and past CTLI graduate fellow)!

Please register for this event and add the details to your calendar. The Graduate School will send a reminder with Zoom connection information a few days before the session. Additionally, slides and any other related materials after the session will be distributed to all registered participants after the fact. 

Monday, March 11, 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event.
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