Making Excellence Inclusive
Making Excellence Inclusive seeks to underscore the belief
that the academy cannot achieve excellence without inclusion.
This initiative also seeks to link the next generation of
work on diversity and inclusion with ongoing work on raising
levels of academic achievement. It is designed to assist campuses
as they prepare all students for citizenship in a diverse
but stratified society, and it will provide frameworks that
measure excellence in ways that capture the full span of human
expressions of thought, leadership, and responsible action.
The initiative will involve multiple projects and publications
that increase organizational leadership and learning, support
high levels of student achievement, and strengthen pathways
to and through college for all students.
Inclusive combines insights gained from AAC&U's long history
of work in diversity and equity as well as newer work on educational
quality. The initiative benefits from AAC&U's national
leadership on issues of women in higher education, including
its Program on the Status and
Education of Women, and, though its American
Commitments initiative, on transforming college curriucula
to better reflect the diversity of American society and the