Sessions to implement Diversity Framework will be held in April

Last fall, UW-Madison introduced Forward Together, a Diversity Framework, with the goal of creating a university community that encourages the full participation of all of its members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions.

Since November, six committees made up of faculty, staff and students have been working to research and prioritize initial action items for six major categories: faculty/staff professional development and capacity-building experiences, undergraduate curriculum, administration and accountability, access and recruitment, STEM initiatives, and retention and research.

Now the proposed initial steps are being introduced to the campus and broader community. In early April, four sessions will be held on campus and four sessions off campus. Translation services will be provided to ensure access to everyone. Each session will consist of a presentation, questions and answers and refreshments. The campus sessions are open to students, faculty and staff.

To review the history of campus diversity planning, read the full Diversity Framework, or review the scope of the working committees’ latest charge, please go to


Thursday, April 9
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Gordon Commons
English, ASL

Thursday, April 9
2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Gordon Commons
English, Hmong, Mandarin/Chinese, Spanish and Tibetan

Tuesday, April 14
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Gordon Commons
English, ASL available

Thursday, April 16
11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
English, Hmong, Mandarin/Chinese, Spanish and Tibetan


Monday, April 13
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sherman Middle School
1610 Ruskin St., Madison

Wednesday, April 15
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club
4619 Jenewein Road, Fitchburg

Monday, April 20
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Overture Center
201 State St., Madison

Tuesday, April 21
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Centro Hispano
810 West Badger Rd., Madison
English and Spanish