During the central evaluation process, the evaluation and assessment team analyzed units’ reflections on DEI 1.0 and identified common themes that emerged across responses.

Overall, units identified the following factors and tools as being crucial to the creation of an inclusive and equitable climate:

  • Consistent and transparent communication combined with opportunities for constituents to provide feedback
  • DEI skills training and assessment practices
  • The involvement and support of unit leadership to promote buy-in among constituents and ensure priority status for DEI efforts

To learn more about the aggregate analysis of unit reflections, please refer to the Unit-level Evaluations and Reflections section of the downloadable DEI 1.0 Evaluation Report. In addition, each unit’s full responses to Reflection questions can be found here.