ERIC Number: ED398784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity in Higher Education: A Work in Progress.
Musil, Caryn McTighe; And Others
This report examines the lessons emerging from the experiences of 19 residential colleges and universities that received grants as part of the Ford Foundations's Campus Diversity Initiative to implement institutional change with regards to the issue of inequalities and exclusions existing in the nation and on its campuses. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 focuses on the social context of diversity within the community and on college campuses. Chapter 3 discusses diversity initiatives at the 19 institutions focusing on faculty and curriculum development, student-oriented projects, and research and resource development. Chapter 4 examines the institutionalization of project goals and planning, networking, and program assessment. Chapter 5 summarizes lessons learned by the institutions concerning: consensus building; maximizing the impact of a grant; structuring the grant; engaging faculty; rethinking the curriculum; securing financial and administrative support; and involving student affairs in diversity efforts. Chapter 6 discuses the implications for the next generation of diversity projects. (Contains 17 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Students, Context Effect, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Planning, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Resource Allocation, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.