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What is the economic value of college equity? We often talk about the benefits to an individual’s lifetime earnings, but what about the return for our society? This video explores the benefits of closing equity gaps and increasing the number of Americans with a postsecondary degree.
Advancement leaders have honed the skills necessary to attract top talent and close transformative principal gifts. Today, they can leverage those strengths to create a more diverse, equitable division and marshal resources for DEIJ on campus.
See seven questions college leaders should ask to identify and dismantle racist practices on their campus to promote equity.
This webinar outlines the common pitfalls to avoid in DEI Strategic Plans. We also highlight EAB’s support services to help institutions ensure they have a differentiated, accessible, and actionable plan.
Most strategic plans fail to meaningfully inflect strategy (making clear choices to achieve discrete goals) nor enmesh planning into every day financial and operational practices on campus in light of the lofty aspirations articulated. Dynamic Strategy incorporates rigorous external market scanning, design thinking aimed at the true preferences of students, faculty, staff, donors, and funders, prioritization discipline to narrow goal-setting focus, budgetary support of key initiatives, and ongoing measurement and evaluation around objectives.
EAB’s Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ comprehensively and objectively evaluates the current state of your institution’s DEIJ efforts against best practice. Sign up to receive a personalized, prioritized roadmap of investments and actions designed to help close your institution’s most critical equity-related gaps.
As institutional leaders develop diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plans, it’s important for them to consider how they frame their priorities and commitments. EAB reviewed over 40 DEI plans from institutions across the U.S., Canada, and Europe and found that many used generic and deficit-based language to articulate their priorities.
Why DEIJ Progress in Higher Ed Has Flatlined: Three Ways to Drive Concrete Action at Your Institution
In this webinar, participants will learn about how higher education ended up in this position and what leaders must do to drive progress. Specifically, we will introduce EAB’s newest partner service, the Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ, a tool that comprehensively and objectively evaluates the current state of your institution’s efforts against best practice and creates a personalized roadmap of actions to close gaps. This webinar best suited for Chief Diversity Officers, Provosts, Chiefs of Staff, and Vice Presidents, Student Affairs.
While higher education institutions have recently made major investments in DEIJ initiatives, these efforts often fail because they do not address underlying causes of specific equity gaps. Competing priorities among cabinet leaders and uncoordinated initiatives further exacerbate the problem. To help, we created the Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ.
UNC Charlotte used EAB’s 360-Degree Student Equity Audit framework to identify inequitable institution-level policies and how to communicate updates to stakeholders.