Taking steps to move diversity, equity, inclusion forward at institutions: Opinion

August 5, 2021
Postsecondary institutions should take steps to improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, writes Kendall D Isaac. DEI is a topic that many institutions have engaged in, writes Isaac, but substantive, sustained progress is rarely made. The author notes that progress can be made through three key areas of engagement: The campus, executives, and board. The author says that engaging campus constituents can lead to a discussion of issues, proposals for solutions, sharing of best practices, and collaboration. Isaac adds that engaging executives and board members can help ensure that they are personally invested in DEI plans and held accountable to meeting DEI goals. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)