Johns Hopkins diversity roadmap recognized by higher education leadership group

Network for Change and Continuous Improvement honors JHU with award for initiatives that contribute to more just, equitable, diverse, and/or inclusive environment

Johns Hopkins University's diversity, equity, and inclusion roadmap has received national recognition from the Network for Change and Continuous Improvement for making a positive impact on the university's campus.

NCCI named the Roadmap the winner of its second annual Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) award. The award, presented at the organization's annual conference earlier this month, honors initiatives within higher education that contribute to the creation of a more just, equitable, diverse, and/or inclusive environment.

The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, JHU's vision for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university over a five-year period, was released in the winter of 2022. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging document that aims to build on the progress of JHU's first diversity plan, to address identified gaps, and to elevate the university's diversity efforts to a new level.

Two people pose for a photo, one holding an NCCI award plaque

Image caption: Erin Fox, senior manager for strategic initiatives for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, accepts the JEDI award at the NCCI's annual conference.

Significant progress has already been made on many of the 24 goals articulated in the plan, including the publication of the university's first diversity statement and a significant expansion of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Progress on the Roadmap's 24 overarching goals and on supporting goals developed by academic and operational divisions can be tracked on the website of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The university will host its first-ever DEI summit this fall to recognize the Roadmap's success and highlight opportunity's for continued growth.

The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation was formed in 1999 by national leaders in continuous improvement, organizational development, planning, quality, institutional effectiveness, and related areas. It aims to be the premier network for change leaders in higher education, bringing together members who are addressing critical issues facing higher education by converting policies and ideas into action and results.

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