Equity and Inclusion Leadership Toolkit: Know your data
Below are tools to assist you in assessing DEI in departmental climate and culture, curriculum, faculty evaluation, awards, and merit pay considerations. There are tools to help guide dialogue with faculty on improving DEI departmental practices, think about equity impacts of new or existing policies, as well as assist faculty thinking about resistance to change. Of particular need, department chairs should consider engaging their faculty in making transparent hidden rules of thumb in faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure, and advancement in rank practices. THRIVE is here to help with diagnostics and professional development. To schedule a consultation, contact us.
- Measure the invisible – why and how you should measure inclusion.
- Take this brief survey designed to assess your company’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
- Utilize this inclusion audit tool – or adapt this DEI Audit Scorecard Template.
- The Basics of a Departmental Equity Audit for College and University Leaders – Learn the process for conducting an audit (includes examples!).
- When examining data be careful of ways it can be used to reinforce bias rather than improve the system.
Act on the Data
- Equity-minded reform of faculty evaluation – sample rubric here. Or consider this equity-minded annual merit review criteria rubric by ADVANCE Project CREST (University of Colorado Colorado Springs).
- Consider this model for personnel protocols developed by the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity at UMASS Lowell.
- How diverse are your campus-level award winners? ADVANCE Project CREST also has a rubric for equity-minded campus award criteria.
Assess the Impact
- Implement an Annual Departmental DEI report – hold chairs accountable.
- Use this equity impact assessment for changes in policies, procedures, or practices (from the Bowling Green State University ALLIES project).
What is immunity to change and how do you overcome it?
- Watch this presentation by Lisa Lahey Ed.D.
- Overcoming Immunities to Change: Lessons Learned from the ADVANCE IT Grant at Virginia Commonwealth University.