A Practical Guide for IT Leaders: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education IT

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Why Read This Research

Diversity, equity, and inclusion issues are complex and can be difficult to tackle. IT leaders don’t always know where to start. Some view them as the responsibility of human resources or the institution’s chief diversity officer. There’s also a school of thought which suggests that, as older workers retire, these issues will automatically correct themselves as they are replaced by younger workers who hail from a generation that is significantly more diverse than previous ones. This guide provides IT leaders with specific and actionable steps they can take to begin to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their IT organizations.

Key Questions Answered

  • Why is it important to focus not only on diversity but also on equity and inclusion?
  • When is the best time to enhance DEI within an organization?
  • What steps can IT leaders take to continue to mature in their commitment to DEI?
  • How can IT leaders mature in their technology design?
  • What resources are available to help IT leaders better address DEI concerns?


  • Areas in Focus: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; IT Leadership
  • Author: Raechelle Clemmons, Vice President, Industry Relations and Corporate Strategy, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: November 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Why a Guide?
  2. What DEI Is (and Is Not)
  3. The DEI Journey
  4. Leadership Commitment
  5. Recruiting and Hiring
  6. IT Culture
  7. Technology Design
  8. Continuing the Journey

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