Our goal is to provoke thought and agitate for action across higher education. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion, while noble goals and disciplines on their own, must be animated by the ongoing pursuit of justice for those harmed by the racist systems of oppression that operate throughout our society. Colleges and universities have a vital role to play in this work.
EAB’s library of DEIJ resources is organized into six categories specific to some component of institutional change. You can jump to specific sections using the links below.
If you have specific questions for how to navigate a resource or implement best practices, contact your Strategic Leader. If you’re not a current EAB partner, you can learn more about our solutions for institutional strategy here.
Manage vision and strategy
Explore the resources below to articulate your institution’s DEIJ strategy and create support structures for coordinated and sustained institutional initiatives.
3 language mistakes to avoid in your institution’s DEIJ plans
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.
Institutional Strategy Index for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
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.
Reimagine institutional administration
Examine these resources to better align administrative policies, processes, and priorities with DEIJ vision and goals.
The Evolving Role of the Chief Diversity Officer
Experts discuss ways that the role of Chief Diversity Officer is changing and explore broader DEI initiatives that have to be prioritized within our institutions.
Remote Work and Hybrid Workplace Resource Center
See EAB’s top resources for addressing the challenges and alleviating the pain points common to remote work.
Enhance faculty and staff experience
Explore the resources below to review the most recent best practices on inclusive hiring and retention for a diverse workforce.
Diagnose faculty racial inequity with these 8 critical metrics
Many colleges and universities have devoted significant time and resources to diversifying their faculty pipelines, but ensuring these faculty members stick around is the second—and equally critical—step. Discover eight metrics that can help your institution diagnose faculty racial inequity.
3 reasons your faculty searches aren’t yielding diverse candidates
We’ve identified three common mistakes that can be overcome to encourage historically underrepresented candidates to apply for postings at your institution,
Tips for recruiting university staff through candidate-centered, inclusive hiring
Much has already been said about the business case for diversity, but simply setting goals or metrics for minority hiring is transactional and impersonal. To truly attract a diverse set of applicants, your institution must sell itself as an exemplary place to work both professionally and personally.
8 ways to ensure your higher-ed institution is advocating for staff with disabilities
Disabilities are often overlooked in college and university DEI statements and initiatives. Follow these eight imperatives to ensure your higher ed institution is supporting staff with disabilities, from recruitment to advancement.
Request a Candidate Experience Web Audit to better understand how job applicants interact with your website's employment page and apply for a position.
Improve student success
Read through these resources to enhance equitable access and financial justice for students on campus.
The Student Success Strategy Playbook
American higher education has enjoyed a multidecade-long enrollment expansion that may soon come to an end. The recommendations in this report aim to help you and your leadership team reshape your student success strategy in preparation for the anticipated enrollment downturn of the 2020s.
Barriers to Equity in Student Success
Our infographic outlines 116 leading indicators of demographic disparities in student success metrics like retention, academic performance, graduation, and career outcomes.
Redesign student learning
Review the resources below to ensure course design, pedagogy, and classroom environment support equitable access to culturally responsive learning opportunities.
Access the Course and Major Maps Toolkit to align academic requirements with co-curricular opportunities.
Transform campus climate
Explore the resources below to cultivate a healthy campus climate, promote racial justice, and support learning and safety for all community members.
7 Hallmarks of an Anti-Racist Education Institution
Learn about each of the seven hallmarks of an anti-racist institution through the lives of four BIPOC community members in this interactive infographic.
4 things to know to promote racial justice on campus
To create real change on campus, education leaders must make DEIJ efforts a comprehensive and institution-wide effort.
Move beyond debate and take action
Learn more about how the Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ can help you quickly and comprehensively assess the current state of DEIJ on campus and prioritize the work that matters most to your strategy.