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Knowledge Communities


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Knowledge Communities are a campus-wide collective of staff and faculty at the University of Michigan working to strengthen research, scholarship, knowledge, and expertise around diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive institutional transformation on campus and across the country.

DE&I Knowledge Communities are formed around themes based on the interest of faculty and staff. The National Center for Institutional Diversity provides administrative support, funding, and additional resources. Through this initiative, we aim to:

  • Connect faculty and staff who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact. Knowledge Communities allow faculty and staff to build a network where they can learn from each other’s knowledge, expertise, and experience.
  • Cultivate existing knowledge and practices on campus to help faculty and staff improve their own practice and develop cross-campus collaborations. Knowledge Communities provide a forum to identify solutions to common problems and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
  • Create new knowledge and understanding around the DE&I issues and practices. Knowledge Communities equip faculty and staff with new insights in order to transform their own practice and the practices of their respective units in order to create cross-campus institutional change.

For more information please email the NCID at