SPDC Receives Grant for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The SPDC DEI Committee has been awarded a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CIEG) to provide professional development to faculty, staff and graduate students.
The SPDC DEI committee has been awarded a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CIEG) from the Michigan State University Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. This initiative, Developing Expertise to Impact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI-DEI), will provide professional development to MSU’s School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) faculty, staff and students. SPDC, in partnership with the National Charrette Institute, MSU Diversity Research Network, and MSU Extension, will help the School to 1) provide a diversity of perspectives and learning modalities in the classroom that support the retention and well-being of members of underrepresented groups, 2) deliver learning opportunities for students in leadership and research related to issues of DEI in their respective disciplines, and 3) bolster effective outreach and engagement with alumni, industry partners, and communities throughout Michigan and beyond.