Inclusive Excellence Through Faculty Belonging, Empowerment, and Retention
For years diversifying the faculty ranks has been an aspect of higher education’s goal to achieve inclusive excellence. However, according to a recent McKinsey report on racial and ethnic equity in U.S. higher education , the racial diversity of faculty at colleges and universities significantly trails that of the broader U.S. population. In fact, at the current rate that faculty are being hired, it will take more than 1,000 years for faculty diversity at institutions to mirror student demographics. Why does this matter? When faculty and staff reflect the students they serve, they can more effectively respond to diverse students’ needs and realities.
How Can Technology Advance Inclusion and Belonging in Higher Education?
In 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions experienced a surge in technology usage. At the same time, the racial reckoning sparked by the murder of George Floyd increased college and university’s focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives.
5 Ways Technology Can Be Leveraged by Student Affairs to Support Holistic Student Success
In a time when many of us are craving in-person connections and feeling the unique fatigue that came with this past year’s sharp increase of screen time, it can feel taxing to think about additional ways to utilize technology in the higher education space.
Why We Created Includifi
In June 2006 I founded Diversity Abroad, which has transformed into the leading organization advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in international education. In many ways, the passion that drove me to create Diversity Abroad laid the groundwork for the development of Includifi. Founded by professionals with collectively more than four decades of experience in higher education,