The more we progress in this modern age, the greater the need for diversity. Diversity is being called out in every sphere of life. There are governing boards for every industry out there. These boards are responsible for making fair policies, for making sure that nobody feels left out. Whether it's due to the person's social status, wealth, physical or mental disabilities, race, gender or more.
Yet equity still remains an issue, when it comes to higher education. In some cases, it's not the problem of the board itself. While they are ready to make decisions regarding equity, usually they are not included in the talk at all. Their work usually goes into the hands of people occupying other positions in the education sector— professors, administrators etc.
Equity can be a serious issue particularly in campuses that are international in nature. Not only are such campuses more diverse when it comes to nationalities, but they also open opportunities for students to learn more from each other. This can lead to the development of equity. But all in all, it's the authorities that have to take the first step, be it an international campus or not. And change starts from within, that is, the board itself.
So equity is an issue in boards as well. Either the boards lack women or people who need to be there to make wiser decisions. Can you imagine an educational board with no experts in the field of education and teaching? Of course not. So what are the challenges for boards when it comes to making decisions regarding equity? Have a look at the infographic below to find out the hurdles, as well as additional research that can help improve equity.
Infographic by: CHEGC.org