Stage one was a broad and inclusive input phase that involved institution-wide engagement through the Transition Working Groups, academic-unit assessments, and the ASTF, as well as discussions facilitated by the Implementation Committee on Race, Diversity, and Belonging.
Stage two is the strategic framework presented here through an updated vision, mission and principles statement and an academic strategy that recommends goals, priorities, and initiatives for NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as an assessment framework for evaluating our progress.
Stage three will unfold in the months and years ahead as this strategic framework will be discussed, amended if needed, and formalized by the NYUAD Executive Committee, and then used on an ongoing basis to inform academic planning and implementation.
1 Accountability frameworks are a common paradigm from big consulting firms. In terms of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE), several frameworks were considered, but the concepts here came from work found at the City of Portland, Oregon in the United States.
2 Worthington, R. L., Stanley, C. A., & Smith, D. G. (2020). “Advancing the professionalization of diversity officers in higher education: Report of the Presidential Task Force on the Revision of the NADOHE standards of professional practice.” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 13(1), pp. 1-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000175