Planning for Higher Education Journal
September 1, 2021
DEI Funding Has Mostly Survived the Post-Pandemic Cuts
Researchers learned that if diversity initiatives were a strategic priority for an institution, the 2020 financial crisis did little to reduce budget allocations.
In 2013, the article
Planning for the Future: The Impact on the Public University Diversity Budget in Time of Recession
reported the impact of the 2008 recession on college and university student affairs diversity unit budgets. Colleges are again faced with another economic downturn with looming budget cuts. The purpose of this article is to revisit the idea of whether primarily student affairs diversity units are hit harder than other institutional units in fiscal cuts and the potential effect that current events related to diversity programming initiatives have had on campus planning. The article explores the status of these budgets during fiscal uncertainty and the social awareness around campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion and its prioritization.
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July 24, 2020
2020 Annual Conference | July 2020
Join us to discuss short-term, medium-term, and long-term approaches to retrenchment and find out which solutions can most benefit your institution in this time of financial uncertainty.
Abstract: Effectively managing the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to institutional survival. This session will focus on retrenchment and even delve into the taboo issue of financial exigency; there are numerous factors to consider when carving up a budget and, if not done carefully, retrenchment can permanently damage an institution. Join us to discuss short-term, medium-term, and long-term approaches to retrenchment and find out which solutions can most benefit your institution in this time of financial uncertainty.
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