The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is launching a dental education-wide climate assessment survey to collect baseline data on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental education programs. This inaugural climate assessment is a crucial step in assisting academic dentistry in fostering a more humanistic environment and in measuring the perceptions of students, faculty, staff and administrators regarding inclusion, equity and diversity.
The climate study is free and open to all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental education programs. Each dental school and allied dental program will select a date in January or February 2022 to launch the survey. It will gauge the perceptions of students, faculty, staff and administrators and include questions on diversity, equity, well-being and resiliency, belonging and inclusion topics. The climate assessment data will also serve as an important tool in gathering evidence-based data to guide new and enhanced DEI strategic initiatives in dental education.
Learn how to register your campus or program.
Published on Nov. 10, 2021