Quick Poll Preliminary Results: More Than Half of Career Centers Have Instituted New DEI PD

September 27, 2021 | By Kevin Gray

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Spotlight for Career Services Professionals

To address and better understand racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, career centers are providing more professional development for their staff, according to preliminary results of NACE’s September 2021 quick poll on racial injustice

At this early juncture in the poll, 55% of responding career centers reported that they have instituted new professional development programs on DEI for staff since June 2020.

Furthermore, an overwhelming majority of respondents (91%) indicated that all career center staff participate in professional development addressing DEI.

NACE is polling employers and career services professionals on their efforts—and those of their organizations and institutions—to address racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups. This poll is a follow up to NACE’s August 2020 quick poll and is designed to gauge the level of progress made in addressing discrimination and inequitable practices and policies. In addition to addressing inequities in recruiting, hiring, and the workplace as they relate to new college graduates and interns, the poll looks at the internal policies and practices of career centers and their institutions as well as at recruiting operations and their organizations. The poll runs September 15 – October 12. Results are available in real time and will also be reviewed and discussed at a NACE Town Hall in November.