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Inclusive Excellence Certificate

The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s vision is to be the leader in discovery, innovation, and education in engineering and architecture among public land grant universities, recognizing that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.  

Diverse and inclusive environments where teaching and research occurs is essential to ensure that the knowledge created and the students produced are relevant and prepared to solve the challenging problems our changing global society. We aim to create and sustain an educational environment that intentionally values inclusive excellence and advances equity.  

Recognizing that an active commitment and shared vision at all levels of the organization is required to impact the environment, we are introducing a new initiative for faculty, staff, and students: the Inclusive Excellence Certificate (IEC).  

Program Goals:

  • Deliver skills and build competencies that will improve the effectiveness and innovation within our college, university and community
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion principles and practices into the fabric of the college
  • Recognize the exemplary efforts of faculty, staff, and students advancing diversity and inclusive excellence

dot the i in inclusionProgram Benefits

  • Honored at the college’s Inclusive Excellence Recognition Ceremony
  • Earn an Inclusive Excellence Certificate, which you can add to your resume, and highlight in your annual review
  • Receive a lapel pin to distinguish your accomplishments
  • Receive an E-badge for professional networking sites

How to Achieve the Inclusive Excellence Certificate

Faculty staff and students can earn the IEC by completing a total of six activities including both diversity-related professional development and community outreach.  

  • Professional Development can include: dialogs, workshops, webinars, articles/books/movies, and conferences that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples are trainings through the Multicultural Center, BuckeyeLearn, and the Kirwan Institute, TedTalks, podcasts, and events sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Community Outreach can include: initiatives through the College, campus, or community. Examples are K-12 Stem outreach, service learning projects, community engagement through student or professional organizations, and volunteering through local and non-profit organizations. 

The certificate program will run from August 27, 2019 until April 30, 2020. To obtain the certificate you will need to participate in at least six learning opportunites through this period and record it. Check here for all the College of Engineering Inclusive Excellence learning opportunities.