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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Welcome Center
2100 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
Phone
(414) 229-1122
School Information
"The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides an affordable, world-class education to 25,000 students from 83 countries. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market and prepare students for work in a global economy. Seventy-one percent of our 195,000 alumni live and work in Wisconsin, further contributing to the state’s health, vibrancy and economic growth." The university offers 205 degree programs and employs over 1,600 instructional faculty and staff. (Source: https://uwm.edu/about/)
General Information
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has committed to "Developing anti-racist, anti-bias training for faculty, staff and students," creating "'Towards an Anti-Racist Campus' action mini-grant proposals", and creating "an independent UWM Police advisory workgroup." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university is committed to "Developing anti-racist, anti-bias training for faculty, staff and students; Work is underway now and training is expected to begin early in the spring semester."
  • Following the Spring 2021 UWM Racial Justice and Equity Programming and Training, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conducted a number of Spring 2022 sessions on Racial Justice and Equity Programming and Training including Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Understanding Implicit Racial Bias, Allyship, and Racial Equity.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the Bachelor’s degree requirements, all undergraduates are required to complete 3 credit hours of a course within the Cultural Diversity category.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee paid $43,500 to critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi for a lecture on September 21, 2021 “to promote several of his books and train faculty and students” on his anti-racist theories.
Program and Research Funding
  • The university is committed to "Reviewing of 'Towards an Anti-Racist Campus' action mini-grant proposals; $100,000 has been allocated and we expect to announce awardees next month."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The university is committed to "Creating an independent UWM Police advisory workgroup."
Resources
  • On February 25, 2022, the university held the “Toward an Anti-Racist Campus Symposium” where various presenters discussed topics ranging from Anti-Racist Teaching Practices, Race Equity, and Healing and Restoration fro Students of Color.
  • The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has a number of programs, services, and resources on antiracism and diversity including numerous books by Ibram X. Kendi.
  • On November 9, 2021, the university hosted an event on “Bridging Understanding about Critical Race Theory.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The university is committed to "Formalizing an equity lens framework for development of UWM policies."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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