How we create impactful research and the ways in which we educate the next generation of leaders distinctively shapes the future of business. To that end, Leeds’ world-class faculty are undertaking important research on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and the implications of these issues for business and society. Furthermore, Leeds recognizes that all students need to see themselves reflected in course content. In addition to courses focused on diversity in business, our faculty are working to enhance inclusion in curricula across divisions.
Leeds faculty are undertaking important research on business and its relationship to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Following are examples of DEI research topics helping to generate knowledge and insights that impact the world of practice and scholarship globally as we work to be a world recognized thought leader in this area.
In order to properly serve and prepare our students to be the future leaders in the global business landscape, we have to create a learning environment that allows them to bring their whole selves into our classrooms. Toward this end Leeds has stood up the Classroom Inclusion Team (CIT), a group of committed faculty from each division whose charge it is to research, introduce, measure, and celebrate inclusive classroom practices.
Service to the community is essential for Leeds faculty. Our faculty partners with the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Diverse Scholars Research Initiative to perform research on a variety of topics with diverse students. Service also includes outreach beyond Leeds, such as accounting Instructor Susan Morley’s work with the VITA Tax program which helps all residents in the Boulder community facing economic challenges.