In a conversation with two members of the AACRAO Black Caucus, this episode focuses on the practical applications and implications of equity and inclusion work. Along the way we talk about the work of the Black Caucus (and caucuses in general), ways the
pandemic has challenged registrar’s offices and students alike, and ways that you can begin to engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion work. It’s critical to make space for challenging conversations, and to give grace during those
- The responsibility for creating an inclusive environment lies with each of us; don’t wait for someone to tell you to work on it.
- The registrar’s office can be a powerful agent for inclusive change on campus given the breadth of interactions with students, forms, policies, practices, and as the steward of student academic data.
- AACRAO caucuses are a great way for members to get connected with affinity groups for networking, support, and advocacy.
- Take the AACRAO Black Caucus’ Pledge for Social Justice
Philip Hunt, University Registrar
North Dakota State University
Elissa Thoman, Registrar Services Coordinator
University of Iowa
References and Additional Information:
AACRAO Signature Initiative - Black Lives Matter
AACRAO Advocacy Center
AACRAO Core Competencies
Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership and Management