This book introduces the concept and practices of Total Inclusivity to universities around the world. It is written to help universities contend with increasing public scrutiny and uncertainty around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice now at the forefront of global higher education.
Providing a guide and template to higher education leaders, the book addresses such issues as work culture, free speech, student wellbeing, racism, LGBT+ identities, managerialism or ‘simply’ the ability of the institution to survive post-Covid. Whitehead and O’Connor argue that handling these issues can best be done in a university climate and system which is Totally Inclusive. This is the standard for any higher education institution to aim for, not only in its teaching but in its fundamental principles and everyday practices if it is to meet its obligations to its members and to wider society.
The book aims to support universities as well as challenge the status quo as they grapple with the different global and societal pressures confronting them. It is an essential read for anyone working in leadership in higher education institutions and those interested in creating inclusive practices within their institution.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Total Inclusivity Part One: How Inclusive are Universities?
2. Who cares about Total Inclusivity?
3. Academic Staff: How inclusive do universities look?
4. How does non-inclusion work? Key mechanisms and processes
5. How are universities responding to the big challenge?
6. Leadership, whiteness and masculinism Part Two: You and ‘Your’ University
7. The politics of belonging
8. An international learning community?
10. ‘Free’ speech?
11. A crisis of love Part Three: What Next for Universities?
12. The Totally Inclusive university audit
13. What next for you?