DEI Summit Marketing Toolkit

This year’s marketing toolkit provides various resources, including social media assets (images) for the DEI Summit.[LINK]

2022 DEI Summit Teaching Resources Guide

The 2022 DEI Summit focuses on the theme: DEI: Nurturing the Heart, Mind and Soul. This theme will pull together three disparate topics under the umbrella of diversity, equity & inclusion. The three topics that will be examined are the role of the arts in supporting our humanity (heart), mental health & wellness (mind), and religious/spiritual diversity (soul). Although distinct, these topics all address components of our self-identity and influence how we show up in the world. Additionally, as we reflect on our experiences navigating a global pandemic and the social justice issues that were illuminated over the past two and half years, this theme assembles some important aspects of our coping toolkit.

The DEI Summit will take place Wednesday, October 12, 10:00-11:30am at the Power Center for the Performing Arts and will include featured speakers Dr. Todd Boyd, Sarah Hurwitz, and Dr. Dena Scott. The event will also include a moderated panel discussion and student performance.

We invite you to attend and to connect your students with the DEI Summit by encouraging them to attend and/or by using the following resources to generate readings, discussion topics, or assignment options. Specifically, you could prompt your students to:

  • Learn about the university’s transition to DEI 2.0 through the DEI 2.0 Transition website highlighting the transition timeline, engagement opportunities, links, resources, information, organizations, and events;
  • Attend the DEI Summit Community Assembly & Discussion at the Power Center on Wednesday, October 12 and write a reflection of the event/discussion; or
  • Connect content from the Summit website and/or event with your course in a short paper or presentation.
  • Discuss the themes and topics that are covered during the DEI Summit Community Assembly & Discussion. A sample discussion schedule is listed below.
Teaching About Mental Health, Religious/Spiritual/Secular Identities and the Arts

U-M’s Center for Research on Learning & Teaching (CRLT) is available to support inclusive teaching. In particular, the Center offers a number of resources and training opportunities to support equitable teaching.

DEI Summit Website

Integrating Arts/Performances into the Classroom

University Musical Society (UMS) – White Papers for Faculty: UMS has commissioned an ongoing series of white papers and case studies for U-M faculty members, to support them as they incorporate UMS performances and arts-based learning into their university courses. Topics include: Performance as a Tool for Inclusive Teaching, Discussing Performance in the Classroom, and Integrating UMS into Humanities and STEM classrooms.

Sample Discussion Schedule
Pre-Event Have participants sign in (First Name, Last Name, Uniqname, Full Email)
Participants introduce themselves
(10 minutes)
(Consider things like: Name, Pronouns, Major, and Hometown or Fun-Fact)
Develop discussion Ground Rules (no more than 5)
Pass out Materials Offer paper & pens for participants to take notes or write down questions they want to pose to the group discussion.
*Take mental note of any differences in abilities that you observe from participants who may not be able to engage in this way*
Transition from keynote to discussion
(5-10 Minutes)
This would be a good time to offer a quick restroom break to your participants.

Depending on the effect that the Community Assembly & Discussion may have had on your participants, a recollection of self may be needed. Therefore, offer a couple moments of jotting down last minute ideas to center an individual’s thoughts.

*Suggested conversation openers before discussion on the event keynote and panel discussion: *

  1. What brought you here today (to this event)?
  2. What comes to your mind when you hear the terms “heart, mind, and soul?”
(30-45 minutes)
    These are some sample discussion questions that can help steer the discussion.

  1. How does your heart, mind, and soul intersect with each other (humanity, mental health & wellness, and religious/spiritual diversity)?
  2. How do you cope (if at all) with the structural racism and mental health disparities in the world?
  3. Name one or two pieces of knowledge that you have learned and will adapt to your daily life from the speakers at the DEI Summit: Community Assembly & Discussion.
  4. What are ways you take care of your heart, mind, and soul?
  5. Do you think your social identities affect your positionality in taking care of your mental health?
    Additional Questions:

  7. What are some differences between: your humanity, mental health & wellness, and religious/spiritual aspects of life?
  8. What is something that helps strengthen your sense of humanity?
  9. What is something you do that helps strengthen the mental health & wellness aspect of your life?
  10. What is something you do that helps strengthen the religious/spiritual aspect of your life?
  11. How did COVID-19 affect your mind, body, and soul?
(15 minutes)
Takeaways to ask:

  • What are you taking away from this discussion? What did you learn?
  • Discuss next steps that you would like to do as an organization
  • Be sure to have Evaluations (Pass out Individual feedback forms)

Watch Party Toolkit

This toolkit is a resource to help guide your planning of a watch party and discussion for the DEI Summit Community Assembly & Discussion. [LINK]

Student Groups Related to 2022 Summit Theme

This is not an exhaustive list of related student groups on campus.

2022 Summit Theme: DEI: Nurturing the Heart, Mind and Soul

HEART – Students organizations that support our humanity through the arts.

MIND – Student organizations that support mental health and wellbeing.

SOUL – Student organizations that support religious, spiritual and secular diversity.