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NADOHE Standards 2.0 and COVID-19 Part I: Advancing the Centrality and Capacity of DEI Work in the Context of Crisis Management

This crisis, and the many disruptions it has caused, has created significant opportunity to embed DEI work in the core mission of institutions and to help build capacity to understand how institutions can move forward in ways that are truly more inclusive in their structures and practices. The crisis has brought to the surface that simple concepts such as “going home” or learning online are not universally available. The crisis has also created opportunities to think about the role of staff, medical providers, the critical role of faculty in reaching out to students, the true complexity of the diversity of our students, and the ways in which they may be impacted. It has also highlighted the significance of communication and the role of leaders in communicating messages that speak to staff, faculty and students and reflect an understanding of their diversity. This session will be moderated by Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton, Vice President and Associate Provost, Auburn University, Office of Inclusion & Diversity.



archie ervinArchie W. Ervin, Ph.D.

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Institute Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @Georgia Institute of Technology



suman pendakurSumun L. Pendakur, Ed.D.

Chief Learning Officer and Director, USC Equity Institutes @USC Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California



daryl smithDaryl G. Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology@School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University