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.
Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.
Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) selected the design of MIAD alum Debbie Sajnani ’16 (Communication Design) for its 2023 annual ornament. The ornaments are recreated each year by artisans using a reserve painting technique, according to MAM.
For decades, Milwaukee has hosted an annual Holiday Lights Festival. To commemorate the festival’s 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Downtown will also host the new Ornament Trail this year. Five Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni and one instructor, who teamed up with both students and alumni, produced giant ornaments for the event.
Sarah Eichhorn, Visiting Instructor of Fashion and Apparel Design, received the October 2023 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Eichhorn’s nominations speak to her Kindness, Inclusiveness, Innovation and support of MIAD’s Community.