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  • Phase 1: Reading and discussing literature

  • Phase 2: Appreciative Inquiry

  • Phase 3: Gathering data and insights.

    • University-wide DEI Inventory

      • Review of Husson’s DEI programs and initiatives

      • NECHE self-study may have already done some of this for us.

  • Phase 4: Focus groups with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituent groups.

  • Phase 5: Review of data and themes from focus groups and development of strategic goals and related objectives for the 5-year DEI Strategy for a changing world.

  • Phase 6: Work with colleges/ schools and shared service units to share planning and receive additional input.

  • Phase 7: Work with schools and shared service units to create unit-based 5-year plans.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce

Core Team

David Casavant - Associate Provost of Academic Affairs/ Title IX coordinator

Liz Atkinson - Director of Accessibility Services

David Rogers - Associate Director of Online and Distance Education

Chimene Pierre-Louis - Student