Navigating the New DEI Landscape: Resources
The Chronicle of Higher Education maintains a DEI Legislation Tracker which tracks state legislation that aims to limit DEI efforts.
Guides and Other Resources
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education released a letter on August 14th with information and guidance on the affirmative action decision. There is a related Question and Answer document.
EducationCounsel offered a working draft of guidance in response to the affirmative action ruling.
The College Board has three guides, but note that these were written before the Supreme Court decision affecting affirmative action was released.
The Access and Diversity Collaborative’s Action Guide for Higher Education: written to help institutions prepare for the likely end of affirmative action.
The Playbook: Understanding the Role of Race Neutral Strategies in Advancing Higher Education Diversity Goals: presents alternative strategies for advancing diversity.
Engaging Campus Stakeholders on Enrollment Issues Associated with Student Diversity: A Communications Primer: explores ways to effectively communicate about diversity and related issues.
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) has a resource page for responding to the SCOTUS decision, including a recorded webinar.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) has a resource page that includes their statements and briefings.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has some very helpful resources, especially a recorded presentation on the recent affirmative action ruling. The following resources pre-date the ruling, but may still be useful:
Handbook on Diversity and the Law
State Law Bans
DEI policies – faculty
DEI policies – students
Neutral Strategies – faculty
Neutral Strategies – students
Research Charts – a collection of claims related to diversity and lack of diversity, with supporting evidence
DEI Questions – for interviews
Examples of Responses to State Laws
Texas State moves TRIO programs to the College of Education
Mathematician Eugenia Chang wrote x + y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender, which presents a new framework for thinking about representation.
Targeted universalism is a framework for policy development that captures the advantages of both targeted as well as of universal strategies for addressing historical inequities.
-Dr. Julie M. Smith