Diversity and Inclusion

Institutional leaders have strengthened their commitment to building and sustaining diverse and inclusive campuses. In 2016, this was reflected in their views on faculty recruitment and their perspectives regarding women and racial minorities on campus.

Perspectives on Status of Women on Campus

In 2016, the majority of college presidents believed a positive campus climate for women is important, including the perceived importance of presidents to use their platform to speak publicly about the status of women on campus and to ensure the elimination of gender bias in policies and procedures.

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Perspectives on Status of Racial Minorities on Campus

The majority of college presidents in 2016 believed that a positive campus climate for people of color is important. Presidents also believed that it is important to use their platform to speak publicly about the status of minorities on campus and to ensure elimination of racial bias in policies and procedures.

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Faculty Diversity

College presidents reported the importance of having diverse faculty on campus, with many indicating that their institution or system has initiatives in place to hire diverse faculty. In 2016, most college presidents also believed that presidents should use their platform to encourage the recruitment of diverse candidates.

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