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COVID-19’s Impact On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard Part 2

September 22, 2021

This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod we continue our conversation with Georgia State University Associate Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard as she shares ways the University is utilizing data to shape diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Data drives many of the policy decisions made throughout institutions. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies are no exception. Georgia State University, a well-known research institution, recently received Insight Into Diversity’s 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The University is implementing an ambitious plan to make further progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), following recommendations by its Task Force for Racial Equality last summer, and the implementation steering committee of the Next Generation of Faculty Initiative. Georgia State has developed a robust action plan to support DEI which includes developing inclusive hiring, promotion and retention practices, including the creation of a comprehensive mentorship program for faculty.

Dr. Parsons-Pollard joins host Kathleen Gibson this week in part two of their discussion on DEI initiatives and the ways Georgia State is putting data into action.

Additional Resources Referenced In This Episode

Disproportionate Minority Contact by Nicolle Parsons-Pollard

IHED Burnout Report 

Equity-Minded Faculty Workload, What We Can and Should Do Now by the American Council on Education (ACE)

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown 

Georgia State University's Action Plan for Racial Equity & Equality

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