ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND BEYOND

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Addressing the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Professional Costs of Being a Senior...

Everyone who holds a senior administrative position in higher education faces challenges that require them to listen with empathy to aggrieved parties to find...

White Faculty and Staff at PCOM Address Biases Through ‘Unlearning Racism’...

At the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), White faculty and staff are working to address their biases and discuss their perceptions of race...

The 2021 HEED Awards: A Decade of Recognizing Excellence in Diversity

With the gradual reopening of college and university campuses in 2021, there has been increased urgency in the drive to advance diversity, equity, and...

Alumni Can Play Key Role in Supporting Campus Diversity, Equity, and...

In January 2021, Davidson College — a private institution originally founded by the Presbyterian Church — took a major step toward increasing religious diversity...

Upcoming Bar Exam Changes Could Boost Diversity in the Legal...

In January 2021, the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ (NCBE) Board of Trustees approved proposed reforms to the bar exam that include using an...

Law Schools Commit to Furthering Anti-Racist Training, Addressing Inequity

Law schools, perhaps more than any other institutions in higher education, are in a unique position to address structural racism and effect meaningful societal...

The Equity Debate in College Sports Goes Beyond Financial Compensation

For years there has been near-constant debate surrounding student-athlete exploitation within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), which generates more than $1 billion in...

Student Advocates Say Colleges Must Prioritize Safety and Equity in Planning...

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many college students are hoping for a return to normalcy in the coming academic year. Higher education leaders...

INSIGHT Partners with University of Kentucky to Develop First-of-its-Kind DEI Doctoral...

While social justice advocates have long pushed for American institutions to make good on their professed values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the demand...

University of Kentucky Partners with INSIGHT to Launch Doctorate in Diversity,...

INSIGHT Into Diversity is proud to announce a partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK) creating a new, innovative doctoral specialization that will prepare...

Virginia Launches Country’s First-Ever Statewide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

The state that recorded having the first enslaved Africans is now setting a national precedent for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.  Gov. Ralph Northam...

Virtual Reality Could Be the Future of DEI Training

With technology becoming ever more integrated into education and business, a virtual reality (VR) technology boom is anticipated over the next several years. VR’s...

“Power, Privilege, and Positionality”: How a Health Professions School Made its...

The MGH Institute of Health Professions was founded in 1977 as the degree-granting arm of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and offers prelicensure...

Texas A&M University Encourages Communal Accountability for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

American Dental Education Association Supports Multiple Paths to Diversity

While diversity in dental school enrollment has increased in recent years, the field has been slower to adopt a focus on diversity, equity, and...

The 2019 Health Professions HEED Awards

Healthcare employees constitute the largest workforce in the United States and, as the country ages, are predicted to grow in number and demand in...

The University of South Carolina Models a Collaborative Approach to...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

An INSIGHT Investigation: Accounting for Just 0.5% of Higher Education’s Budgets,...

Spending on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts at American universities has increased 27 percent over the past five academic years, according to an...

Making Supplier Diversity a Priority in Higher Education

As senior diversity leaders in higher education work to advance a comprehensive equity agenda for their respective colleges, universities, and systems, one area of...

Does Your Definition of Diversity Lead to Equitable and Inclusive Action?

When it comes to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education, colleges and universities — like many organizations — face unique challenges....

Equity Resource Teams: A Project-Based Approach to Fostering a Climate...

Chief diversity officers (CDOs) play a vital role in fostering environments of diversity, equity, and inclusion on college and university campuses. As lead strategists,...

AAAED Supports Professional Development for Diversity Executives

The American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) is a nonprofit advocacy organization that develops training programs in an effort to promote support...

Civil and Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Trump’s Pick for...

Reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of GOP donor and school choice activist Betsy DeVos as the U.S. secretary of education, 33 civil and...

Hispanics Make Progress Toward Closing Equity Gap in Graduation Rates

Recently released data show that overall high school graduation rates in the United States reached record highs this year, with Latinos making significant gains...

Iowa Universities Work to Improve Inclusion on Campus

The University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (Iowa State) are working to provide an atmosphere of inclusive excellence to students, faculty, and...

Performance-Based Funding Reinforces Disparities in Higher Education, Paper Suggests

As the struggle to fund higher education has continued since the 2008 recession, more and more states have opted for a performance-based funding model,...

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master’s Program Teaches History of Diversity...

The Diversity and Equity in Education master’s degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign coaches educators on how to ensure all students...

The Liberal Arts: A Broad Education for Lifelong Success

Much has been written about the perceived value of a liberal arts education, particularly lately as some politicians have emphasized the need for colleges...

The Power of Sports

New Program Aims to Transform  Athletes into LGBTQ Allies Although society is becoming more accepting of the LGBTQ community, some negative attitudes still linger. In...

Q-and-A: NCAA Chief Inclusion Officer Discusses Equity in College Athletics

As the regulatory body for student-athletes at its nearly 1,300 member institutions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) — formed more than a century...

Indiana University Bloomington Remains Committed to Its Diversity Roots

Diversity at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington is more than a priority — it’s a legacy. Under the leadership of former President Herman B. Wells in...