A Vision for Diversity
Diversity is the broad inclusion and active engagement of multiple perspectives, experiences, and ideas in accounting education, research, and practice. A dynamic educational and professional environment values and encourages contributions from divergent sectors and philosophical perspectives. Accounting education, research, and practice that is free of bias and conformity generates knowledge and innovation that enriches learning and fosters societal advancement and beneficial change. Advancement and change depend upon an inclusive view of intellectual capacity, human development, and research direction.
To attain diversity, all segments of the population must have opportunities to reach maximum levels of achievement. To heighten diversity, special attention must be given to groups without a significant presence in accounting education, research, and practice. To maintain diversity, enhanced cultural and intellectual awareness by all members of the accounting community is essential.