Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP)

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The Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP)

is a grassroots community of faculty and staff from collegiate and administrative units across the Twin Cities campus that meets monthly. Its purpose is to develop and leverage personal, professional, and technical expertise, thereby effectively creating innovative strategies that ensure successful implementation of equity and diversity goals at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

The goals of the DCoP are to Educate/Collaborate/Support/Assess and:

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  • Connect specific college equity and diversity strategies to the UM strategic plan
  • Change the status quo
  • Share resources and collaborate
  • Increase awareness of collegiate diversity goals, events, etc.
  • Support one another as members innovate and take risks
  • Utilize outcomes-based assessment to make decisions and determine success

Get a sense of the broad scope of our work. Review a list of topics from 2016 DCoP Meetings: download a pdf

DCoP Membership

DCoP members act as liaisons to their units. Some members are formally charged diversity professionals, others have voluntarily stepped into this role and are leaders in these efforts, within their units. Each member serves as a representative of their unit and is tasked with conveying the lessons learned through their participation with the DCoP as well as bringing issues and considerations from their unit to DCoP meetings for brainstorming solutions and follow-up action. 

Due to limited capacity, DCoP membership currently includes faculty and staff on the UM Twin Cities campus, but we welcome interested visitors from system campuses to our meetings.

For more information, contact Virajita Singh, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Equity and Diversity, at singh023@umn.edu.

Colleges/Units Represented in the DCoP

There are currently 46 UMN colleges and units represented in the DCoP  - view the list
  • Academic Health Center - HR
  • Academic Support Resources
  • Aurora Center
  • Boynton Health
  • Capital Planning and Project Management
  • Carlson School of Management
  • Center for Community-Engaged Learning
  • Center for Educational Innovation
  • Center for Writing
  • CLA Journalism and Mass Comm
  • CLA, Gender, Women and Sexuality
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Design
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Extension
  • Facilities Management
  • General Internal Medicine
  • GPS Global Programs and Strategy
  • Graduate School
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Law School
  • Libraries Research + Learning
  • Medical School
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • Office for Student Affairs
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of the VP for Faculty & Academic Affairs
  • OHR Operations - Job Center
  • OIT Business Office
  • PUBHL Administration
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • UFIN Institutional Analysis
  • University Relations


View the  DCoP membership roster online  »

Unit Profiles

We are proud to present DCoP Appreciative Inquiries, a regular feature highlighting the efforts of a University unit or department to advance the work of equity and diversity.

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