Promising Practice

SEAS Blind Grading

A guide on implementing blind grading onvarious software platforms used at SEAS is being developed. Additionally,Women in Computer Science (WiCS) hosts avariety of community events to encouragecollaboration among all levels of studentspursuing a concentration in computerscience (CS). As a result of an area-wide diversity committee, CS also launched a freshman advising initiative to provide eachfemale student who indicates a primary interest in CS with a CS faculty member as a freshman adviser. This required collaboration with admissions and faculty.



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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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