Inclusive Excellence Toolkit from Campus Compact for New Hampshire

August 28, 2017

Initial Curator: Debby Scire, Campus Compact for New Hampshire


This toolkit assembles resources from a statewide symposium, Project Inclusion New Hampshire: Assessing and Enacting a Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity on Campus. The symposium, held in June 2016, explored strategies for making higher education more inclusive in ways that benefit all members of the campus community. Project Inclusion was made possible through the support from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee.  Documentation of the materials found on this page was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.

Sponsored jointly by Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), the symposium gathered higher education leaders from across New England to discuss strategies and models for preparing students to succeed in our increasingly multicultural society.

The resources here offer hands-on guidance for campuses in New Hampshire and beyond that are seeking to put higher education access and success within reach for all students.

Inclusive Excellence Resources

Self-Assessment Rubric and Worksheet

NERCHE’s Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education (Download PDF)
This rubric offers guidance for collecting and analyzing data on campus diversity and inclusion, creating work plans for each of six essential dimensions of campus culture, implementing the work plans, and reassessing campus efforts.

Worksheet: NERCHE’s Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education (Download PDF)
The companion worksheet to NERCHE’s Self-Assessment Rubric offers a template for gauging important indicators among the six campus dimensions: philosophy and mission; faculty support; teaching, research, and service; staff engagement; student involvement; and administrative leadership and institutional support.

Project Inclusion Introduction: Why We Do This Work

Alane K. Shanks, EdD
NERCHE Visiting Scholar/Project Inclusion Director

Keynote Presentation: Culturally Engaging Campus Environments

Culturally Relevant and Responsive Tools for Cultivating and Assessing Optimally Inclusive Campus Environments (Download PowerPoint, Download PDF)

Samuel D. Museus, PhD
Director, Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
Indiana University, Bloomington

Campus Models: Presentations from Pilot Institutions

Antioch University New England, a private graduate school
Project Inclusion at AUNE (Download PDF)

Presenter: Leatrice A. Oram, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Student Services Officer, Office of Academic Affairs

Keene State College, a public liberal arts college
Project Inclusion at Keene State (Download PDF)

Presenter: Dottie Morris, Chief Officer for Diversity and Multiculturalism and Associate Professor of Psychology

Rivier University, a private, Catholic liberal arts university
Project Inclusion at Rivier (Download PDF)

Presenter: Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs

University of New Hampshire, a public research university
Project Inclusion at UNH (Download PDF)

Presenters: Jaime Nolan, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity; Regina McCarthy, Assistant Dean of Academic Student Services at UNH Manchester; Sean McGhee, Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Download the PowerPoint presentation with all campus models

Additional Resources

Selected works for Samuel D. Museus

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