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This MERLOT Voices Group serves a community dedicated to the Hewlett DEI leadership team.

ABOUT: Hewlett DEI grant awarded to the CSU in partnership with TSU and SUS.   The project duration is 1 year, October 2018 to October 2019.   

GOAL:   Engage all 104 HBCUs in planning and implementing their own AL$ program. This goal includes strengthening the existing 20-30 HBCUs engaged in the HBCU-AL$ program and orienting and on-boarding the rest of the HBCUs’ participation in the AL$ program.

STRATEGY: HBCU-AL$ Leadership teams will deliver the support services to achieve the HBCU-AL$ outreach and participation goals

Members: 8
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2019

Discussion Forum


We intend to initiate during Innovate 2019 an HBCU Summit Executive Leadership Awards.…Continue

Started by Moustapha Diack Jan 30, 2019.


Dear colleagues, we have shared our DEI project work Plan, expecting you to review and add any comments you may have. We have placed a link under "PAGES" the right navigation enabling to download the…Continue

Started by Moustapha Diack Jan 30, 2019.

Comment Wall

Comment by Karen N. Nichols on February 12, 2019 at 8:14am

Some notes, resources and tools we may want to use for our sub-committee:

Robbie Melton & Karen Nichols:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness: Developing and implementing strategies serve diverse populations to achieve equitable outcomes through inclusive processes

  1. Sample Goals:

Training and Professional Development Outcomes

  • Faculty/staff engaged in equitable work practices, such as designing and delivering programs in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner, and are committed to DEI goals.
  • A core group of DEI subject matter experts has been established to support training and professional development implementation.
  • Faculty/staff have received DEI training and are prepared to establish these principles as core priorities for how the mission is carried out.
  • Faculty/staff are able to identify and reduce implicit bias and systemic inequities.


  1. Report (2016):

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education:

      3. Report (2018)

Educause DEI Task Force

 4. Slideshare (2017)

How OER can Support Student Equity and Diversity

 5. Rubric (2018)

Berkeley’s Rubric to Assess a Candidate’s contributions to DEI

  1. Rubric (2013)

AAC&U’s Rubric for Assessing an Institution’s Diversity

 7. NAACP (2016)

 8. Virtual Conference: Open Educational Resources from an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Point of View (2018)

Comment by Moustapha Diack on February 12, 2019 at 8:48am

Thank you for the excellent resources and the great ideas. I cannot wait to peruse all the resources and extend on them. Thank you Karen.

Comment by Moustapha Diack on February 19, 2019 at 11:14am

I found this resource page on DEI published by CCCOER. They have many resources and topics discussing DEI.


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