Research Mentor(s): Christopher DeVries, Project Intermediate Manager
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Finance-Sponsored Programs / Office of Research and Sponsored Programs,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 1 (10am-10:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 4
At the University of Michigan, about 90% of research administrators identify as white. With the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative permeating academic spaces, there is a need to evaluate DEI consciousness among research administrators. This study aims to assess the awareness and needs of research administrators in terms of diversity and inclusion in their individual work setting and the effectiveness of the university’s DEI efforts at an institutional level. The survey will be conducted using google forms and will be distributed to University of Michigan research administrators. The survey will include questions on workplace diversity and experiences, evaluations of the UM institution, and future RAAC DEI Workgroup initiatives using validated research survey methodologies. Ultimately, this study will further inform how the RAAC DEI Workgroup can promote its mission to develop, foster, and guide a diverse and inclusive research environment at the University of Michigan.