Lizandra Friedland - Queens College
Jerima DeWese - Queens College
Anthony Brown - Brooklyn College
M. David Miller - University of Florida
This panel will highlight the work of two groups utilizing data in DEI work. The first group developed a DEI assessment and conducted a national study with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, whose leadership helped facilitate focus groups with its member presidents and diversity officers. They learned that the instrument helped many institutions engage in important conversations about DEI, bringing to light issues of ethnic/racial, gender, religious, and LGBTQ+ inequities. The instrument helped guide areas to be addressed that were missing from their DEI plans and serve as a framework for ensuring DEI within the institutional climate. In this session, they will present our instrument, the results of the national study, and engage participants in discussions of how this system can be useful within their contexts. The other group will present on the work being done at Queens College, who is implementing a new approach to decision-making that incorporates both data and community input to fully integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into campus culture and operations.
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