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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College Diversity Report

Senior leaders are held accountable to ensure that the areas they oversee achieve the diversity, inclusion, and belonging goalsas defined — and included in this are strategic planning efforts such as multiyearplanning to create and populate pipelines.An annual “state of the department” staffdiversity report is shared with individual senior leaders by the dean, and a conversation about obstacles to staff diversity is part of the performance review process.

Takeaway

This practice is an example of elevating diversity, inclusion, and belongingwork to the same...

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DCE Courses on Diversity

While it’s difficult to know which courses explicitly incorporate content related toinclusion and belonging into the curriculum, ongoing efforts have been made to increase the number of courses that address related topics, such as race, sexuality,gender, religion, and culture.The HarvardExtension School (HES) currently offers more than 41 courses on these topics,including “Understanding Islam andContemporary Muslim Societies” and“Gender, Leadership, and Management.”These types of courses are very popularamong HES students and receive strong reviews each semester.

Takeaway...

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