Inclusivity Action Plan
The college’s Equity and Inclusion Action Plan is a document which outlines how we will achieve the goals set forth in the Strategic Plan and how we will make more central our Core Value of Inclusion, to find strength in diversity.
This Plan is the result of a year-long study into organizational models, high-impact practices for learning and persistence, and student-reported data, resulting in 27 steps organized into eight categories.
The Plan presents the items we intend to complete or begin over a three-year period, and represents a commitment to change in the ways we think, teach, and operate the college. To maintain a defined scope, the Plan does not include all efforts underway or in development at the college.
Campus Climate and Experiences Survey
MIAD is committed to completing a campus climate survey every two years. Data from the 2018 and 2020 assessments will be shared here in early fall 2020.
Trust the artist: MIAD alumni talk curation and art
Two alumni of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) have forged a partnership in art and in life. Justin Witte ’99 (Painting) and his wife Olivia Schreiner ’98 (Drawing) live and work in Chicago at the College of DuPage. Schreiner works as an occasional adjunct instructor of drawing at the college, while Witte is the curator for the esteemed Cleve Carney Museum of Art.
Service learning class highlights local LGBTQ history
Passion and purpose combined to make Adjunct Instructor Hj Bullard’s service learning class unique this year. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) students in Bullard’s class “Storytelling the Environment” partnered with LGBT milWALKee to provide creative solutions for their new House of History project, which aims to share the stories of Black LGBTQ+ Milwaukeeans.
MIAD Values Recognition Award: Duane Seidensticker
Duane Seidensticker, Executive Director of Advising & Career Services, has been awarded the April MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Seidensticker’s nominations emphasized his intentional Inclusiveness, supportive Kindness and enthusiastic dedication to MIAD’s Community.
MIAD NSP students install service learning mural
Students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are developing professional expertise and honing their artistic craft, all while contributing to public art efforts in Associate Professor Brad Anthony Bernard’s New Studio Practice: Fine Arts murals class. Their 2Cubed Exhibit is the culmination of the hard work of MIAD students in this service learning course.
Exhibition at Hawthorn Contemporary curated by MIAD alum
Monica Miller ’13 (Integrated Studio Arts) has their hands full, from opening and managing the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) new offsite Gallery at The Ave to keeping up with their own artistic and curatorial practice. Now, Miller will curate Grasping Tenderness: Explorations of Queer Joy & Freedom, In Spite of Everything at Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point neighborhood.