Diversity (glossary)

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The range of human differences, encompassing the characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, the following characteristics: race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, religious beliefs, work sector, physical ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, and cognitive differences. (ABET 2020)

Source

ABET. 2020. "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) website. https://www.abet.org/about-abet/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ Accessed: December 2020.

Discussion

See related terms Equity and Inclusion.


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