A Movement, Not a Moment: A College Level Approach to the Development of an Inclusive Learning Environment

Lisa Broussard, Taniecea Mallery

Abstract


The purpose of this article is to illustrate the process of inspiring change for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by describing the efforts of a College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at a 4-year, public institution in Louisiana. Motivated by recent campus conversations, the college has established a collective effort to establish new strategies to create a more inclusive academic environment for students, faculty, and staff. These efforts build upon recent successes and are in support of the university’s campus-wide Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. The lessons learned include 1) the impact of intercultural engagement on inspiring culture change within an academic college, 2) the importance of getting broad buy-in and engagement from students, faculty, and staff for making process, and 3) successful strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the college level.


Keywords


Inclusive excellence, strategic planning

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References


INSIGHT Into Diversity (2021). About the HEED award. HEED Award | INSIGHT Into Diversity [Accessed August 10, 2021]


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