Last March, the PCSB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force took on a daunting task: audit case studies used in PCSB classes and all business core course textbooks to document the representation of various types of diversity. In addition, syllabi from the fall 2019 semester were reviewed to ensure they included references to the variety of supports offered at PC, such as free access to The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, tutoring centers, etc. At the end of this phase of the project, the team discovered that many of the textbooks did a better job of including diversity than most of the case studies.
As a result, PCSB DEI Task Force members Professor Theresa Moore and Rebecca Reeves, are providing guidance to two graduate student assistants they engaged to develop a repository of more diverse case studies. Using this repository, along with the other course material resources the students are identifying, faculty will be able to update their material to be more inclusive of different racial/ethnic, gender, sexual, religious identities, and of varied geographies and industries. Of course, no one case will incorporate all of these types of diversity, but, across the span of their education, PCSB students should be studying cases that incorporate more of them. The goal is to have this repository available by the end of the spring semester.
This curriculum audit and case study repository supports the PCBiz2025 strategic goal to “Develop ethical, inclusive, and responsible student leaders, faculty, and staff who welcome diversity of thought and experience.”