NERCHE Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Higher Education

NERCHE's Self-Assessment Rubric was designed to assist members of the higher education community in gauging the progress of their diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts on their campus.  The rubric was orginally developed by a project work team that emerged from NERCHE's fromer Multicultural Affairs Think Tank. The initial format was adapted from Andrew Furco‚Äôs Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service Learning in Higher Education, which was in turn based on the Kecskes/Muyllaert Continuums of Service Benchmark Worksheet.  The language to explain the usage of this rubric also comes primarily from the work of Furco. 

The self-assessment rubric contains six dimensions, each of which includes a set of components that characterize the dimension. These represent the key areas for campuses to examine in order to institutionalize diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Download the current draft of the NERCHE Self-Assessment Rubric (PDF)
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Download the companion worksheet for the NERCHE Self-Assessment Rubric (PDF | Word)
This worksheet is designed to help instituions identify the stage that best represents the current status of their diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within each rubric dimension and to capture corresponding indicators (evidence). 

If you are interested in receiving more information about the Institutional Diversity Rubric, please contact Alane Shanks via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Institutional Diversity Rubric Workgroup was a subgroup of NERCHE's former Multicultural Affairs Think Tank.

Workgroup Members:

Judy Kirmmse
Affirmative Action Officer
Connecticut College
(860) 439-2103
(860) 439-5419
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
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Raquel Ramos
Associate Dean/Director
Wheaton College
(508) 286-3532
19 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
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Mable Millner
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Multicultural Education
College of the Holy Cross
508-793-2669
508-793-3346
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01608
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Ande Diaz
Director, Intercultural Center
Roger Williams University
(401) 254-3121
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02303
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Glenn Gabbard
Former Co-Director, NERCHE
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Jacinda Felix Haro
Director of the Office of Diversity Services
Suffolk University
(617) 573-8614
41 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Melvin Wade
Director, Multicultural Center
University of Rhode Island
401-874-2851
401-874-5952
74 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
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William T. Lewis Sr.
Vice President for Institutional Diversity
Virginia Tech
(540) 231-7500
336 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Kristal Enter
Former Resource Assistant, NERCHE
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02124