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Long-Range Planning initiative aims to improve diversity and inclusion

This article is the third in a four-part series on the University’s Long-Range Planning efforts. As part of Stanford’s Long-Range Planning (LRP) process, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Community (IDEAL) initiative has begun efforts to improve faculty and graduate student diversity after spending fall quarter establishing its goals. Improvements such as…

On inclusivity and exclusivity

What does it mean to be inclusive? Exclusive? Inclusive often means to be taken in, to include. Exclusive is many times means pushing something out of some sort of group, thus creating an element of specialness because of restricted entrance. Being inclusive is typically the opposite of being exclusive. By the virtue of including something…