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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell launched the university-wide Presidential Initiative IDEAL--Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment--in May of 2018. Under IDEAL, design teams from across the university have developed plans related to faculty, staff, and student engagement, education and recruitment. Visit the IDEAL website for the latest news and information. Below, you will find stories about the IDEAL Initiative as well as information on many other initiatives undertaken at Stanford to advance diversity and inclusion in their many dimensions.

Diverse group of students, faculty and staff standing outdoors
Image credit: LA Cicero
May 22 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
That’s one of the key learnings so far by the Affordability Task Force (ATF), a group formed as part of the university’s long-range planning effort, and which is now midway through its process. The ATF is working to develop a set of sustainable, widespread and data-informed recommendations to...
May 15 2019 | Notes from the Quad | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
One of our most important university-wide goals is to promote diversity and inclusion. We want to ensure that diversity of thought, experience and approach is represented in all aspects of our education and research mission and that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, beliefs,...
May 13 2019 | IDEAL Initiative Homepage | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
The Presidential Initiative IDEAL--Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment--is about the future of Stanford. IDEAL’s objective is to move the institution culturally to the future. The success of our teaching and research missions depend on doing this well. And if we can...
Feb 14 2019 | Notes from the Quad | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
The IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment) design team, which is one of three presidential initiatives in the area of mission and values, is featured in the first of five videos reporting on the progress of the long-range vision design teams. This set of...
Dec 13 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
In response to student interest and advocacy, the new course highlights issues at the intersection of environmental science and social justice.

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