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Graduate enrollment growth driven by increases among students from underrepresented minority groups is offsetting undergraduate enrollment declines. DEIJ will impact enrollment behaviors over the next decade, with a large percentage of prospective students citing a diverse student body as critical to their final enrollment decision, yet equity gaps for graduate students continue to lag behind.
Institutional success and DEIJ initiatives are intertwined. Success warrants developing a clear, intentional, and personalized outreach strategy that makes an institution a “first choice” for underrepresented students. Recognizing existing gaps by race and ethnicity in recruitment, matriculation, retention, and graduation rates are essential.
Common approaches to DEIJ training, such as workshops and on-line trainings, can be frustrating for many staff and faculty because the question is “What’s next?” This blog outlines an action plan for faculty hiring to ensure that DEIJ concerns were addressed.
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