Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (2020)

A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards

Endorsed by the ACCT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards was created in cooperation with  the associations’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The release of the guide follows a commitment made by the association to empower community college leaders to make meaningful changes at their institutions in the interests of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

The guide details critical steps community college boards must take in order to implement policy through an equity lens, including:

  1. Create an equity-minded board and institution.
  2. Monitor and evaluate college progress on equity goals.
  3. Annually evaluate board leadership, effectiveness and continuous improvement on these goals.

The guide also includes a diversity, equity and inclusion inventory, or checklist, for the board, the college, and faculty and staff, recognizing that all parties must operate in concert to realize meaningful changes on campus.

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