Engagement, Inclusion, and Diversity

What is E.I.D. ?



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.

To better understand the EID Committee’s purpose and activities please review our charter.



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.

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EID Committee Members

Ina Dick

Email: ina.dick@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-9738

Michelle Discher

Email: michelle.discher@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-9475

Carla Parker

Email: carla.parker@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-4516

Dawn Rekoske

Email: dawn.rekoske@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9680

Andrew Waskow

Email: waskow@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-1120

The Business Services EID Chair position is currently vacant. Ina Dick represents Business Services on the VCFA EID Council.

To learn about the work of the EID Committee, view the EID Committee Charter.

Please fill out this EID Committee interest form if you’d like to join the committee.

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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.