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Campus Forum on Diversity Scorecard on Sept. 23

Posted Sept. 12, 2011
Dr. Estela Bensimon
Dr. Estela Bensimon will talk about her experiences with
the diversity scorecard assessment that is soon to be
implemented at Kent State University.

Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the entire university community to a presentation by Dr. Estela Bensimon about her experiences with the diversity scorecard assessment that is soon to be implemented at Kent State University. Bensimon’s talk will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva and the event is free and open to the public.

The program will cover origins of the assessment, as well as challenges, success stories and best practices regarding implementation at various postsecondary education institutions throughout the nation.

Bensimon is a professor of higher education and co-director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She is an expert in the area of equity in higher education and has published extensively on equity, organizational learning, practitioner inquiry and cultural change.

During her visit to Kent State, Bensimon will:

  • Provide expertise from the developer of the signature Equity Scorecard that served as a model of Kent State’s diversity scorecard;
  • Bring a breadth and depth of experience with the scorecard approach, as well as implementation of assessment nationwide and its successes, failures, and/or criticisms within other institutions of higher education; and
  • Provide a unique opportunity for administrators, faculty and staff to seek expert advice and build academic and staff support for assessment as Kent State begins the implementation of its own diversity scorecard.

For more information on Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, visit www.kent.edu/diversity.