Lane’s Equity Lens - Guiding Questions

Lane’s Equity Lens - Guiding Questions

We’ll use guiding questions to ensure our focus is appropriate, and to evaluate individual issues in the equity lens framework.

  • Are the tone, word choice, layout, and graphics of our “public face” in alignment with our movement toward access, equity, and inclusion?
  • Are the tone, word choice, layout, and graphics of our “internal” face in alignment with our movement toward access, equity, and inclusion?
  • Have we created a safe environment to participate in Equity Lens work?
  • Are we aware of the ways in which our equity lens is impacted by our individual, institutional, and systemic biases?
  • Does the work resulting from our equity lens foster improvement at all of the following levels: individual, institutional and systemic?
  • Do we have structures in place to ensure that the work resulting from the equity lens is collaborative and transparent across the institution?
  • What assessment mechanisms have we built into the equity lens that will allow for continual improvement of both the lens and the work resulting from it as we move forward?
  • What are the specific ways that Lane’s Equity Lens is expected to reduce disparities and enhance access, equity, and inclusion?
  • Can we realistically meet the goals of access, equity, and inclusion framed by the equity lens?
  • Have we clearly articulated Lane’s Equity Lens and expectations to all stakeholders? How are we going to get buy-in across campus?
  • Have we ensured that Lane’s Equity Lens can help us heal and transform our structures, environments, and selves?