UMS TRANSFORMS Event Video: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Video of Virtual Event
Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.– noon

On April 23, 2021, The University of Maine System (UMS) held a System-wide listening session – UMS Transforms: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The opportunity to challenge ourselves to underscore diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all we do is paramount. This milestone event focused on collectively identifying barriers and challenges we need to understand and address so that we are successful in implementing and maintaining UMS Transforms with DEI at the core.

If you were unable to attend, you can access a recording of the event below. The conversations during the breakout session were not recorded, however, following that session, we resumed the recording when our panelists took part in a moderated conversation to discuss the common themes they heard during the breakouts.

If you are one of the 350 UMS staff, faculty and students who participated, thank you. Whether you attended the workshop and have additional thoughts, or were unable to participate, we encourage you to share your ideas via this survey, which mirrors some of the questions asked during the event. Your thoughts will be collected anonymously, and along with the input we captured live will inform the work moving forward.

We are already looking forward to a second event this fall and hope you will save the date and plan to join us on Friday, October 29, 2021!

Many thanks for helping us to continue this important conversation and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The transcript for this video will be available soon. If you are unable to access any of the materials on this page, or if you require additional information, please contact Blaire Knight-Graves at