Queens College strives for inclusive excellence by building a community that recognizes that institutional success is dependent on valuing, engaging, and promoting inclusion and equity amount our students, staff, and faculty. Inclusive excellence is particularly meaningful to Queens College because of our student population. Our partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Inclusive Excellence (IE3) initiative is an exciting way to continue our strive forward for the community.  

Our institution is fortunate to have a community of inspiring and energizing partner institutions to provide support for the grant’s projects and more importantly, the Queens College community. Together, we seek to investigate the below three initiatives on our campuses and share resources in the process:  

  • Project 1: Evaluation of Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, Justice, and Accessible (DEIJA) Teaching and Learning 

  • Project 2: Data-Informed Improvement of DEIJA Outcomes 

  • Project 3: Professional Development Programs for DEIJA Teaching and Learning. 

The above three projects provide our institution framework to the HHMI’s guiding question:   

What would it take to empower institutions to develop systems that investigate, support, evaluate, and reward teaching and learning that centers diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access (DEIJA)?