What does an institution need to have in place to create and sustain:
In higher education, attention to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts is often focused on the student population. CUPA-HR's new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Maturity Index is designed to help higher ed institutions take meaningful steps to develop their DEI efforts around staff and faculty.
The index helps you measure your institution's progress on five areas of workforce DEI efforts:
You rate your institution's efforts in each area, and — based on your responses — the index provides scores to help identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement. It also suggests actions that can be taken to achieve progress in weaker areas. For resources to support those actions, visit CUPA-HR's diversity resources page.
This is a free resource that can be used as often as needed by individuals or teams on your campus who are familiar with your institution's DEI efforts. Read more about the development of the index.