The Division of Global Inclusion & Engagement (GIE) coordinates efforts that establish a healthy campus climate for students, staff and faculty (Organizational Chart). GIE advances the many local, regional, national and international relationships that form the UWM Family and 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 to 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: Cultures & Communities Certificate Program, Electa Quinney Institute, Inclusive Excellence Center, Life Impact Program, Multicultural Student Centers, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Socio-Cultural Programming, University Housing, and many other offices. GIE also provides support to students, staff and 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 regionally, nationally, and globally. In doing so, GIE works closely with faculty and students involved with engaged scholarship through the Center for Community Based Learning Leadership & Research.