Equity (glossary)

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The fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all people, achieved by intentional focus on their disparate needs, conditions and abilities. Achieving equity requires understanding of historical and systemic patterns of disparity to address and eliminate barriers, and remove participation gaps as part of a comprehensive strategy to achieve equitable outcomes and social justice. (ABET 2020)


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.


See related terms Inclusion and Diversity.

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