What is E. I. D.?
E.I.D. stands for Engagement, Inclusion, and Diversity.
Engagement is the feeling of being fully involved in and enthusiastic about work. Engaged employees have a heightened connection to their work, the organization and its mission and their co-workers. Engaged employees find personal meaning in their work and are more likely to go above the minimum and expend “discretionary effort.”
Inclusion refers to a sense of belonging; feeling respected, valued, and seen for who you are and valued as a contributing member of the team, workgroup, or organization. An inclusive culture is one in which barriers to contribution and negative biases are eliminated, and people are respected and able to give their personal best.
Diversity is the range of human qualities that impact and influence how people are perceived and how they behave. These qualities include but are not limited to age, gender, race, ethnicity, color, physical and mental attributes, sexual orientation, marital status, geography, location, spirituality, education, and values and beliefs.
While each of these terms reflects a discrete body of knowledge and set of practices, they are related and all support and contribute to a high performing work environment.
To better understand the EID Committee’s purpose and activities please review our charter (Updated August 2020).
EID Plans And Reports
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EID Announcements and Events
Good Afternoon Everyone, Yesterday would have been the quarterly FAN Mail drawing, however, due to the present circumstances we will not be able to draw names until a later date, which will be decided by …
Fellow Badgers, As we adjust to a virtual environment this week for classes, gatherings, and continued work, we want to reaffirm our commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our …
Business Services (DoBS) will once again host a brown bag optional discussion series for 2019-2020 UW-Madison’s Go Big Read selection – The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum Whether you currently ‘love to read’ or are …
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INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
The EID initiative addresses our goal to recruit and retain the best and most diverse faculty and staff. It helps us create a work community in which every employee feels welcomed, valued, included, and heard.