Entomology awarded the CANR DEI Gold Badge
The Department of Entomology's efforts in the DEI space were recognized by the CANR Digital Badge Project.
The Department of Entomology was awarded the DEI Gold Award for 2022-23. This designation was awarded by the CANR DEI Digital Badge Project, which was developed to highlight the DEI efforts of each department and unit in the college.
During the 2022/23 Academic Year, the Department of Entomology was focused on the following key DEI activities:
- Identifying sustainable support for grassroots efforts
- Improving department culture
- Broadening knowledge of training and educational resources
The department has also undertaken difficult conversations about DEI goals and perspectives among faculty, at department meetings, and with students.
Every year, CANR DEI efforts in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and MSU Extension are gathered and shared with the CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and CANR DEI Committee members. These efforts are then scored and grouped into three categories: Platinum, Gold and Green, with Platinum being the highest.