Promising Practices Catalog

For each of theTask Force's Four Goals and Four Tools, we have gathered examples of promising practices from across the University.  Options to develop a user-friendly online database for the Promising Practices Catalog are currently being considered. In the meantime, an online read-only spreadsheet of promising practices can be found here.

The teaser of the promising practices catalog included in the online version of the Task Force report is recreated below.

HBS 5i

The governance model of HBS is much likethat of Harvard more broadly — a matrixwhere strategy, decisions, and activitiesbubble up or exist or are made at the locallevel (e.g., within a particular departmentor program), but then are hopefully woventogether in service of a School-wide strategy. One of the most significant factors incausing inclusion to be felt and experiencedas a shared responsibility at HBS was the dean early in his tenure naming “inclusion”as among his “5i” priorities (innovation, intellectual ambition, internationalization, inclusion, and integration) — specifically,“to...

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HMS Entrance Interviews

The School’s entrance interviews with all first-year underrepresented minority (URM) students and feedback from the Office of Recruitment & Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) Student Advisory Group (SAG) are essential to providing negativeand positive insights from the applicants’perspective on the interview experienceand the subsequent implementation ofchanges to enhance it the following year.In 2017, ORMA initiated post-interview (pre-decision) anonymous surveying ofURM applicants to identify best practicesand also challenges on the interview day from the applicants’ perspective.

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HDS Vital Conversations

The Divinity School introduced a daylongconversation and presentation series duringincoming student orientation titled Vital Conversations, which focused on addressing racism and sexual and gender-based violence, and offered a continued series of community conversations throughout theyear with the same title, but touching on other aspects of diversity and inclusion.There were many events and programsorganized within the community, particularly by the student group HDS Racial Justice and Healing Initiative:

  • A conference on Buddhism and race.
  • A three-part...
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