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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.


Please join us this spring for this cabinet event where we will bring together provosts, chief business officers, and chiefs of strategy in closed-door, role-specific groups followed by cross-cabinet working sessions with peers from other institutions. EAB will lead you and your peers through a series of case profiles and interactive workshops designed to activate learning around our latest organizational effectiveness research and the ramifications for the higher ed landscape.

Research and Services

Higher Ed Employment Website Checklist

Employment websites serve as a gateway to the application and hiring process at your institution. And given heightened competition for talent, especially with out-of-sector organizations, it is more critical than ever to proactively articulate why applicants should choose your institution over other employers.


The Right Way to Engage with Your Institutional Heritage

This resource provides step-by-step guidance to assist colleges and universities in their efforts towards institutional reckoning and healing.

EAB IgnitED: On-Demand Materials

Access the on-demand materials from our EAB IgnitED sessions, which bring together provosts, chief business officers, and chiefs of strategy for closed-door discussions and cross-cabinet working groups.

EAB Virtual Strategy Forum for Presidents: On-Demand Materials

Access the materials from our Virtual Strategy Forum sessions, where presidents learned about dynamic strategic planning and discussed emerging approaches with their peers.

Quick Reads

Building a purposeful DEIJ infrastructure at Mercy College

In the last three years, higher education institutions have had to reckon with intensified conversations on race and criminal justice on one hand, and increased disparities in academic performance within the context of a global pandemic on the other. At Mercy College, we have observed how student performance demanded greater attention to these challenges, particularly in how we deal with widening achievement gaps that were closing prior to the pandemic.

Improve campus DEI responses through practice discussions

Following the murder of George Floyd, Drake University leaders facilitated virtual meetings for faculty, staff and students called “[email protected]” Through these discussions, it became clear that faculty, staff, and students were interested in improving their ability to address racially charged campus incidents. This blog explores how to prepare to respond to these issues in real time.

Rethinking the academic affairs organizational structure

There are some considerations for rethinking the academic structure: functional alignment, institutional priorities, strategic altitude, and provost’s individual priorities. The provost needs to need to balance functional alignment with institutional and individual priorities. There are of course many other considerations such as timing, change management, and communications.


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