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.

GSAS “Dual Citizens”

Because GSAS students may have “dual citizenship” in other Schools, there are alsocollaborative efforts with offices in these Schools. For example, GSAS has collaborated with colleagues in the Chan School of Public Health,Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government to develop GSAS-wide pipeline andretention programs. Collaborations exist with diversity and inclusion (D&I) officesacross Harvard on recruitment efforts. Finally, under the leadership of the Officeof the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, individualsinvolved in D&I...

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CHAN Schoolwide Climate Survey

In 2016 the Chan School completed aSchoolwide climate survey that examinedinclusion and belonging for all constituents. The survey data were collected and analyzed by an outside agency (the Culturally Engaging Campus EnvironmentsProject) and are available to all, and the findings were also presented in a number of live forums. During the last threeyears, the School has included questions on diversity and inclusion in student and staff exit surveys and has also added thesequestions to course evaluations. Exit surveyand course evaluation D&I questions are used for quality-improvement...

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HKS Visual Design Consultant

HKS has hired a consultant to help developa visual design that will pull together the old and new buildings on its campus. Afterthat design has been set, the School will examine the use of spaces to enhancediversity, inclusion, and belonging.


This School is reviewing art and iconography to create appropriately inclusive spaces.

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