Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Objectives for Diversity Development

 Objectives for Diversity Development
Objective 1:  
To develop IMSA students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents who understand, respect and appreciate cultural and religious differences and who can communicate and interact effectively across these areas.    
Objective 2:
To develop, recruit, enroll, support, and graduate in IMSA’s residential program highly qualified students from historically underrepresented populations (i.e. Black/Latino, Women, Rural, and Economically Disadvantaged) who will pursue degrees and careers in STEM.  Click here to learn more.
Objective 3:
To engage IMSA’s external constituents (elementary/middle school students, teachers, community members) from all cultural groups, especially those from underrepresented populations, in STEM learning experiences.  Click here for more
Objective 4:
To build the capabilities of IMSA faculty and staff to meet the needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds and address cultural issues.  
Objective 5:
To provide diversity/multicultural programming for students to enhance their understanding of cultures and historical experiences in an effort to establish intercultural relationships.  Click here to learn more.
Objective 6 :
To integrate the diversity focused Standards of Significant Learning II.A and V.A into the curriculum of all academic disciplines where appropriate.  Click here to learn more.
Objective 7:
To ensure that the various cultures within IMSA’s population have the resources and support needed to feel safe and valued in a diverse community.
Objective 8:
To ensure compliance with any federal, state and local laws, policies, and guidelines, as well as current trends that pertains to social justice/diversity/multiculturalism.
Objective 9:
To create and maintain facilities sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities as well as the needs of other constituencies.
Objective 10:
To provide access to current and appropriate assistive technology.