Equitable Outcomes are just and right; fair; reasonable, real, viable, valuable, and sustainable benefits for participants and other beneficiaries as a result of the activities and outputs of an event performed in an accountable way. These should be benefits that advance, add, or contribute to the positive and not to the negative.
It is a concept and practice inherent to the field of Research and “Scholarship of Broader Impacts (SoBI)”. Scholarship of Broader Impacts (SoBI) was originally coined by coined by Oludurotimi Adetunji at Brown University.
The Equitable Outcomes concept is part of the Nature of Broader Impacts and is characterized and exemplified in the Broader Impacts Conceptual Framework (BICF).
At some point in time, if we ever want to move past, “hear-say”, when it comes to broader impacts, we have to start treating broader impacts just like any other field and profession.
This means to hold ourselves accountable to a professional standard and stop with the anecdotal evidence and look at all of the data/facts and conduct rigorous research.
Once we begin to do those things we can then start to develop appropriate answers to questions that have been asked concerning broader impacts. I guess those are my two cents.
If you are interested in reading more about research and evidence-based approach to broader impacts click the link below.
Moving Towards A Research-Based Understanding and Approach to Broader Impacts