Equity Vision Implementation - International Education

The NEASC Commission on International Education has recently undertaken an in-depth review of our pathways to accreditation which has involved revising and updating language that applies to both our Foundation Standards and our Learning Principles. In particular, Learning Principle 7 (“Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging”), highlights the centrality of these four elements within a learning community. We pose guiding questions for each school to engage with throughout the entire accreditation process that help them to reflect and act on the meaning and practice of equity and inclusion in light of the school’s own cultural, social, and international context, as well as community norms and educational mission. We will continue to develop training, guidelines, and expectations for our NEASC-CIE community of accreditation visitors and schools that focus efforts on positive and enduring impacts on all learners.

Click here to read complete NEASC Equity Vision statement

For more information

Please contact the office of the NEASC Commission on International Education at cie@neasc.org.

Our definitions

Diversity
The existence of a range of human differences and aspects of identity, including but not limited to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, economic status, language, ability, and religion.

Equity
Ensuring that everyone has what they need to fully participate. Equity is achieved when disparities of historically under-represented groups are eliminated and therefore outcomes cannot be predicted by identity.

Inclusion
All members of the community/organization are actively and intentionally made visible, heard, considered, and valued, and recognize the unique experiences of historically marginalized groups.

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