The DDI provides limited one-time funding support for faculty, staff and community efforts that align with the Missouri State Long-Range Plan (2016-2021) and the 2017-2018 Action Plan in order to promote diversity and inclusion on campus as well as in the general community. In the current academic year, the priority areas for such support are:
- Development of Cultural Consciousness among campus and community stakeholders, especially faculty and staff.
- Increased outreach, retention and success of underrepresented faculty and staff.
- Minimize marginalization of underrepresented faculty, staff and community members.
- Promote collaboration among colleges, divisions, departments, and community stakeholders.