Improving and increasing diversity placed as the top strategic priority among college faculty in a survey recently published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Finishing second was fostering and ensuring equity and inclusion, followed by expanding and fostering global and community learning.

More than 700 higher education professionals from various campus roles and institution types participated in the survey. In the introduction to the report, Ashley Finley writes, “Based on a survey administered in the fall of 2020, this report presents findings during a historic period as campuses managed the uncertainties of a global health pandemic and reacted to calls for social justice spurred by the murder of George Floyd and police violence against African Americans. This report paints a picture of how campus challenges and strategic priorities persist in ways we have come to expect as ‘business as usual,’ but also how bubbles of normalcy can burst under the force of external pressure.”

To view the report, click here.

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