Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Leadership Lessons from Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the AAP Consortium

Most higher education institutions now promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as core values attached to their institutional mission because doing so is crucial for ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all students, academics, and staff. Diversity brings with it a number of educational benefits, including improved racial and cultural awareness, enhanced critical thinking, higher levels of service to community, and a more educated citizenry, to name a few. However, other components like equity and inclusion are also essential to delivering on diversity’s promise to higher education more broadly. People with different life experiences ask different questions. They enrich dialogues and may ignite contestation or disruption of the status quo, which fuels the creation of new knowledge, innovation and deeper understanding. This dialogue brings together a panel of leaders to share their perspectives in a frank discussion on how they respond to DEI at HEIs. This dialogue brings together a panel of leaders from the AAP consortium to share their perspectives in a frank discussion on how they respond to DEI at Higher Education Institutions.


Venue

Future Africa

Date

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

at 11:10am

Contact

Jason Owen
jsaon@up.ac.za
+27677051732