Responsive to the expressed needs of students and the trends in DEIB best practices across higher education, DACED developed a set of outcomes for HGSE to implement. These outcomes are broken into two broad categories: Universal Outcomes—those outcomes and goals we have for all of our students at HGSE and believe that we can/should ensure all of our students make progress toward—and Advanced Outcomes—those outcomes and goals we have for the subset of our students who may wish to seek careers focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work. Situated as needing to be advanced by the time of graduation, these outcomes are intended to shape students’ readiness both on campus and for their future work.
The outcomes were devised from our already existing DEIB work, including the DACED Diversity Competencies (2013), our community values statement (2018), student data from a school-wide climate survey and other focus groups/interviews (1997-2017), and conversations with faculty. In addition, these outcomes draw on a review of DEIB work in the field of higher education, including an analysis of the ways that our peer institutions currently set expectations for themselves and students on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work in their respective fields. Building from this learning, we have broken down the broader category of DEIB into four domains of DEIB work.