National Center for Institutional Diversity

NCID’s Four Core Priority Areas

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan (U-M) seeks to advance our university-wide and interdisciplinary initiatives, the Center’s national commitment to institutional diversity, as well as its strategic agenda to bridge exemplary diversity scholarship with multilevel engagement and innovation. Guided by the NCID mission we promote the outstanding work of diversity scholars throughout the nation. We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests in diversity issues cross disciplinary boundaries in core NCID priority and sub-priority areas.

The emergence and evolution of these core priorities are the result of the contributions and priorities of campus stakeholders, partners and units with respect to diversity at the University of Michigan. Though the main tenants, stakeholders and mission have remained consistent, NCID recognizes that restructuring and organizational alignment shifts innevitably occur as we move forward.

Four Core Priority Areas (2012-present)

I. SCHOLARSHIP, EDUCATION AND INNOVATION (SEI)

  • Scholarship & Multilevel Engagement
  • Education & Institutional Transformation

II. POLICY, ORGANIZATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT (POD)

  • Public Policy, Inequality & Social Justice
  • Organizations, Business & Sustainable Development

III. CULTURAL, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (CCS)

  • Cultural Studies, the Arts, & Social Change
  • Urban Revitalization & Community Development

IV. SCIENCE, HEALTH AND PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT (SHP)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Health Disparities & Human Development

Four Core Priority Areas (2008-2011)

I. EDUCATION, SCHOLARSHIP AND INNOVATION

  • Diversity Issues in Scholarship & Multilevel Engagement
  • Diversity Issues in Education & Institutional Transformation

II. ORGANIZATIONS, ECONOMIC AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Diversity Issues in Organizations, Business, & Sustainable Development
  • Diversity Issues in Urban Revitalization & Community Development

III. PUBLIC POLICY, CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Diversity Issues in Public Policy, Politics, & Social Justice
  • Diversity Issues in Culture, the Arts, & Social Change

IV. SCIENCE, HEALTH AND PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT

  • Diversity Issues in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  • Diversity Issues in Health Disparities & Human Development