The gap between assessment and creating inclusion
Different conceptions and understanding of the terms diversity and inclusion contribute to the slow progress in advancing principles of equity and social justice on college campuses. In particular, diversity and inclusion efforts must address national-level inequities with local instantiations of these inequities. In this chapter, Esteban Cardemil focuses on the critical role that assessment can play in helping advance university diversity and inclusion efforts by highlighting some forms of assessment. Further, he discusses some of the important limitations of assessment that must be acknowledged when conducting this work. Finally, he concludes by arguing that the very weaknesses inherent in assessment can spur the advancement of diversity efforts by encouraging diversity advocates to conceptualize diversity and inclusion as a process, not as an outcome.
Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Societal Contexts: International and Interdisciplinary Approaches
Cardemil, Esteban, "The gap between assessment and creating inclusion" (2018). Psychology. 216.