Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment Conversations

Register for the DEI Assessment Conversations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment Conversations are monthly virtual meetings, designed as an opportunity for AALHE members to discuss challenges and solutions to barriers to conducting equity-minded assessment. To provide a loose structure for the meeting, participants will be encouraged to review a resource on a topic related to equity and assessment prior to the meeting, and members of the AALHE President’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will facilitate the meeting by asking questions and encouraging interaction. The goals of these conversations are to serve as an informal professional development opportunity for AALHE members and to help inform the DEI Committee about how AALHE can better support assessment professionals in their work. 


1. Conversation facilitator(s) will briefly summarize the reading and then facilitate discussion, centering on these five questions:

  1. Which ideas in the text do you find most valuable for your work and why?

  2. Where are you encountering challenges in carrying out the suggestions from this text? 

  3. What solutions do you have/what good practices do you know for carrying out the suggestions from this text.

  4. What resources might you need to carry out the suggestions?

  5. What challenges/issues do you need guidance on that the text has not covered? We can use this to include more resources for future conversations.

2. Conversation facilitator(s) will prepare a brief summary of the ideas discussed in the meeting, including recommended resources, and will provide a link to the summary in the registration page schedule.

Schedule, Topics, and Registration

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment Conversations are virtual meetings that take place the 4th week of each month from February to May. The conversations will be held at two different dates and times to accommodate varying time zones and schedules. 

To register select the button below and complete the registration link for each date you plan to attend to receive the Zoom link to join the meeting. You must be an AALHE member to access the registration page. 

Register for the DEI Assessment Conversations

Date & Time

Topic and Suggested Resources


Tuesday, 2/22

4:00-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, 2/23

1:00-2:00pm EST

Topic: What does it mean to conduct culturally responsive assessment?


NILOA Occasional Paper 29: Equity and Assessment: Moving Towards Culturally Responsive Assessment (2017)


Tuesday, 3/22

4:00-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, 3/23

1:00-2:00pm EST

Topic: What is equitable assessment? 


NILOA Occasional Paper 42: A New Decade for Assessment: Embedding Equity into Assessment Praxis (January 2020)


Tuesday, 4/26

4:00-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, 4/27

1:00-2:00pm EST

Topic: How has assessment been used to uphold inequitable systems? What can assessment practitioners do to advance equity in assessment at their institutions?

Resource: Equity in Assessment: The Grand Challenge and Exploration of the Current Landscape (Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning, Vol 2, Issue 3, 2021)


Tuesday, 5/24

4:00-5:00pm EST

Wednesday, 5/25

1:00-2:00pm EST

Topic: How can we incorporate DEI values into our assessment planning?


EMERGING DIALOGUES IN ASSESSMENT: Ask Eight Key Ethical Questions: A Strategy for Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values into Assessment Planning (April 6, 2021)