Creating an inclusive climate: Steps toward institutional change
In this talk I will outline the process of institutional change begun at the University of Michigan in 2001 and continuing today. This will include discussion of a range of institutional efforts to improve hiring, recruitment, climate and leadership that was focused on creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty. I will close with brief discussion of two studies: one assessing changes in the workplace climate for faculty in 2001, 2006 and 2012; and one examining the characteristics of departments that made the most change in contrast to those that made the least. I will conclude with some observations about the change process.