In 2013, Tabor underwent an extensive qualitative DEI climate assessment that was developed and implemented by Diversity Directions, an independent consulting firm. The report suggested various initiatives, policies, and practices for the Tabor community to consider; some of which were completed, and some of which are still in progress.
In early 2021, Tabor initiated another qualitative assessment, with an additional quantitative DEI component. NAIS Assessment for Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM) was chosen based upon the Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice
suggested by NAIS.
In addition to the qualitative assessment section, AIM contains a quantitative Online Climate Survey that involves much of the greater Tabor community. The qualitative self-assessment section consists of discovery committees whose function is to discuss various aspects of the school community including school governance and leadership, admissions and financial aid, teaching and learning, student life, and faculty, staff, parent/guardian, and alum involvement and investment. Both assessments were conducted between March and May of 2021.
The overarching goal for the newly formed DEI Committee of the Board of Trustees and the existing DEI Office is to determine the progress in meeting diversity, equity and inclusivity goals, to identify current initiatives that are working and institute policies, practices necessary to move the school toward building a community of belonging for all of its stakeholders.
Additional details regarding the process are available below. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the research components of this initiative. We appreciate your support as we continue to improve our school and best meet the needs of our Tabor constituents.