Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources
- Assessment Resources:
- NACE’s free self-assessment tool helps gauge your operation’s current status related
to and progress toward goals around diversity and inclusion, such as commitment to
diversity and inclusion, institutional practices for hiring and employment, as well
as staff structure and outcomes.
- NACE’s free self-assessment tool helps gauge your operation’s current status related to and progress toward goals around diversity and inclusion, such as commitment to diversity and inclusion, institutional practices for hiring and employment, as well as staff structure and outcomes.
- Accessibility Resources:
- The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)
system is a searchable database of various accommodation options for people with disabilities
in work and educational settings. JAN also provides free, confidential technical assistance
about job/school accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is a searchable database of various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. JAN also provides free, confidential technical assistance about job/school accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Diversity, equity and inclusion strategies during the pandemic
- This professional development series is provided by the National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy. It equips leaders with essential information required to equitably address the challenges during the pandemic. https://inclusiveexcellenceacademy.org/deiandcovid19/
- This site, provided by Michigan State University, provides tips to help foster understanding and inclusion while communicating with the campus community. https://www.canr.msu.edu/diversity/resources/coronavirus-communication
- This page, developed by the University of California, gives guidance for maintaining a supportive, positive and inclusive campus climate during the pandemic. https://diversity.universityofcalifornia.edu/policies-guidelines/covid-19.html
- This article gives helpful tools to create a more inclusive online orientations during the pandemic. https://diverseeducation.com/article/186269/
- This article talks more about the impact of equity for underrepresented students on college campuses. https://www.chronicle.com/article/what-equity-and-student-support-mean-at-colleges-that-have-been-at-it-for-generations
- This is a helpful resource to what white people can do in the fight to become more anti-racist. https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
- Education Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s glossary of key terms includes many words
and concepts that are foundational and relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- The Racial Equity Glossary aims to provide a common foundational vocabulary for discussing
issues of race, which is essential to avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations.
Not everyone will agree on the definition of every word; but everyone should have
a common understanding of how words are being used in particular circumstances.
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a guide on talking
about race that is designed to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
- The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s glossary of key terms includes many words and concepts that are foundational and relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
- General Diversity Resources
- Inclusive Online Teaching
- Developed by San Diego State University, this page provides strategies for maintaining equity and inclusion in virtual learning environments. https://diversity.sdsu.edu/resources/inclusive-pedagogy
- This blog article, posted by Rice University's Center for Teaching Excellence, gives guidance on remote teaching, as well as providing more resources on the subject. https://cte.rice.edu/blogarchive/2020/3/13/inclusion-equity-and-access-while-teaching-remotely
- This collection of articles, offered by the Chronicle of Higher Education for those supplying basic contact information, includes information how to cultivate empathetic inclusive environments while teaching remotely. https://connect.chronicle.com/CHE-CS-WC-2020-CVCollection-Faculty_LP.html?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1099775&cid=at&source=ams&sourceId=4819741
- Developed by Chapman University, this page provides tips on incroproating a student needs assessment into coursework. https://blogs.chapman.edu/academics/2020/03/26/incorporating-a-student-needs-assessment-into-your-course/
- This page, provided by Arizona State University, suggests tips for maximizing inclusivity when developing course curriculum. https://teachonline.asu.edu/2016/01/fostering-inclusive-environment-developing-online-courses/
- This article from Diverse Education gives graduate students advice on how to navigate higher education throughout the pandemic.https://diverseeducation.com/article/185452/
- This article discusses student opposition to signing waivers to return to campus. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/03/students-asked-sign-liability-waivers-return-campus
- LGBTQ Student Resources:
- The Human Rights Campaign provides a database for scholarships, fellowships and grants
for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level in Kentucky.
- The Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) infographic series covers a wide range
of topics pertinent to trans students around the country.
- The Human Rights Campaign provides a database for scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level in Kentucky.
- LGBTQ Ally Resources:
- “An Ally’s Guide to Terminology” is designed for new allies who want to support LGBTQ
Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language. This short
guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages
for talking about various issues.
- GLAAD's Media Reference Guide, now in its tenth edition, offers tools that can be
used to tell LGBTQ people's stories with fairness, integrity, and respect.
- MyPronouns.org is a useful resources for learning about pronouns and why they are
important. This website also offers guidance on how to handle pronoun mistakes, how
to use gender-inclusive language, and more.
- While some personal pronouns are gender specific, e.g., “he” and “she,” individuals
who are transgender or gender nonconforming may choose other personal pronouns, such
as “they” and “ze.” This tool uses fill-in-the-blank sentences to help you practice
- The Campus Pride Index “grades” institutions on LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs
and practices. Use this index to view your campus’s “score”, share your findings with
other students, staff, and administrators, and create a plan for improving your campus
- “An Ally’s Guide to Terminology” is designed for new allies who want to support LGBTQ Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language. This short guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages for talking about various issues.
- Mental Health Resources:
- Mental Health America (MHA)’s self-screening tools are an anonymous, free and private
way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental
illness. While a screening is not a diagnosis, it can be a helpful tool for starting
a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.
- Mental Health America (MHA)’s self-screening tools are an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness. While a screening is not a diagnosis, it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.
- Social stigmatization during the pandemic.
- Developed by CPE, this article addresses the topic, How to Be Inclusive During the Pandemic.
- Developed by the University of California at Berkley, this page provides an example of "principles of community," which guide student relations. https://diversity.berkeley.edu/news/xenophobia-covid-19-and-our-principles-community
- This letter, published by the University of Kentucky, serves an example of communicating to the campus community about how the pandemic affects cultural relations. http://uknow.uky.edu/blogs/vice-president-institutional-diversity-blog/fighting-social-stigma-surrounding-covid-19
- This listing of resources, compiled and curated by the National Association of Independent Schools, providesa wealth of information on many diversity, equity and inclusion challenges. https://www.nais.org/articles/pages/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-student-health-and-well-being-race-equity-diversity-inclusion/
- This page includes a fact sheet of guidance for policymakers, leaders, media and public on how to talk about the coronavirus in a manner that does not stigmatize any group. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/03/destigmatizing-coronavirus
- This article talks about the long term impact that COVID will have on higher education. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereknewton/2020/08/02/3-things-covid-19-will-end-in-higher-ed/#62aabc9f5f83
- This breaks down the effects of stress that underrepresented minority groups on campus might be going though. https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/understanding-the-stressors-and-types-of-discrimination-that-can-affect-multiracial-individuals-things-to-address-and-avoid-in-psychotherapy-practice/
- This is a short personal memoir about being black in America during the time of racial unrest. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/what-freedom-means-trump/611083/
- Google Podcast
This episode discusses the challenges of reopening colleges in a pandemic.
- Google Podcast
This episode discusses the intersection of race and privilege in the midst of COVID and racial tension in America.
- Google Podcast
This discussion focuses on the racial tension in America and white peoples response.
Webinars & Videos
This webinar, developed by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, is a roundtable discussing the diversity, equity and inclusion implications and considerations around the COVID-19 pandemic.
Produced by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, this webinar is part of a series focused on diversity related questions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This panel discussion, facilitated by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, covers mental health, technology, and moving the needle toward online access for all during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Offered by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, this panel discussion addresses how to identify racially charged situations and strategies for resolving them to ensure the protection of students and faculty.
This video discusses what opening a campus for the fall semester might look like for universities.
This video talks about what changes might happen as a result of the pandemic.
This talk from Mellody Hobson discusses her personal experiences with race in America.
Clint Smith discusses the challenges of raising a black son in today's America.
Last Updated: 12/30/2021