The Division of Global Inclusion & Engagement (GIE) coordinates efforts that establish a healthy campus climate for students, staff and faculty. GIE also advances the many local, regional, national and international relationships that form the UWM Family. GIE fosters an innovative vision, implementation and maintenance of campus-community connections through a deepened commitment and mutual respect between and among our internal and external partners. Indeed, an inclusive campus must always cultivate, “The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.” Association of American Colleges & Universities
Through longstanding relationships with faculty researchers and the Center for International Education, GIE supports UWM’s goals of internationalization through study abroad initiatives, engaged research around the globe, and campus programming and events that bring the world to Milwaukee.
GIE helps foster an inclusive campus community through partnerships and collaborations with academic programs, student support offices, faculty constituent groups and campus programming. This includes efforts with: the Electa Quinney Institute, the Black Cultural Center, the Cultures & Communities Certificate Program, the Inclusive Excellence Center, Socio-Cultural Programming, the Common Read Experience, University Housing, the Life Impact Program, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and many other offices. GIE also provides supports students, staff or faculty through the Office of Equity & Diversity Services.
GIE collaborates widely across campus to coordinate the UWM engagement strategy. UWM supports partnerships with institutions and communities in the city, region and nation. In doing so GIE works closely with the Community University Partnership Grant Program, the Center for Community Based Learning Leadership & Research, and faculty and students involved with engaged scholarship.