Faculty & Advisor Services

In partnership with College Advising Teams & Academic Departments, MCAE provides support to faculty and advisors in their efforts to create more inclusive academic spaces. We assist our campus community to better understand the in-classroom experiences of students of color and to effectively promote learning among increasingly diverse students matriculating into the academy.

MCAE’s Advisor & Faculty Support Offerings

1: Individual Faculty & Advisor Consultations

MCAE serve s as a confidential third party for faculty and staff to discuss and/or process racial or cultural dynamics they experience in the classroom setting or 1:1 student relationships. MCAE staff will work individually with faculty to provide tangible options to assist/support them through these moments.

2: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Content & Strategic Planning Review

MCAE staff welcome the opportunity to serve as third party reviewers of strategic DEI  efforts/planning planned by academic departments. In this area, we will support our campus partners spearheading these DEI efforts with critical feedback and  considerations to strengthen these engagements. 

3: Internal Departmental Review & On-going Development

We welcome the opportunity to partner with academic departments to conduct a third-party review of on-going DEI efforts to offer tailors training and development content for academic departments.

Email us at mcae@umn.edu to schedule a conversation.