Delaware Voice: I have started a research initiative at the University of Delaware called the Delaware Black Community Research Project. The project is dedicated to the development and pursuit of progressive and transformative policies and solutions to racial…
Advancing Inclusive Excellence
Our University is committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence.
Educational communities are enriched by the contributions and full participation of people from different backgrounds.
We strive to:
- Increase the racial and cultural diversity of its students, faculty and staff.
- Create a climate that expects and encourages all members of the University community to respect and appreciate individual and cultural differences.
- Promote equity for people of different backgrounds throughout all areas of University life.
- Develop organizational practices that include the participation and perspectives of these groups.
- Enhance the curriculum by including the contributions and perspectives of different races, cultures and gender
Speakers at academic seminars are the voices and faces of their fields, whether they like it or not. So it’s important that those voices and faces reflect who’s actually working in a given discipline. A new study says that colloquiums continue to fall short on that…
Women receive less credit for speaking up in the workplace than men, finds study. Women receive less credit for speaking up in the workplace than their male counterparts, a study has found. “In sum, we find that when men speak up with ideas on how to change…
Engaging with our Community
Engaged, dedicated, loyal and enthusiastic are some of the adjectives that describe the University of Delaware community.
The University plays an integral role in Newark and the state of Delaware, working to better the community with service projects, research benefiting local agencies and industries, and public outreach throughout the state.
Among the University’s greatest strengths is its long and vibrant tradition of public service. In a recent national survey, 75 percent of UD students indicated that they participated in community service by the time they were seniors. In 2015, UD was recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
UD is the place to hear world-renowned speakers, enjoy first-rate music and theatre, cheer on Fightin’ Blue Hens teams and see compelling exhibits, all of which complement the rich academic experience.
Status Report 2016-’17
One of the hallmarks of a great institution is its ability to harness the extraordinary gifts and talents of its diverse citizenry to do extraordinary things in our communities that change the world.
Inclusive Excellence, as a practice, ensures that we as an institution continue to cultivate an environment at UD that promotes student success and the holistic development of faculty and staff. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for the University of Delaware’s educational mission as we work to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. We are committed to building an inclusive educational community, one whose excellence is based not only on stellar disciplinary achievement, but also on understanding people from different backgrounds and circumstances, with different needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We work hard to make all people who are part of the University feel welcomed and valued in campus life.
We Are Diversity
Diversity on campus benefits all students. We know that being around people from diverse backgrounds fosters innovation and encourages collaboration. Increased racial diversity on campus is positive, and results in higher levels of academic achievement and contributes to the improvement of intergroup relations.