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ERIC Number: EJ1101843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8926
Understanding the Subjective Experiences of the Chief Diversity Officer: A Q Method Study
Gravley-Stack, Kara; Ray, Chris M.; Peterson, Claudette M.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v9 n2 p95-112 Jun 2016
The research presented within this study focuses on the work of postsecondary institutional leaders, chief diversity officers (CDOs), who are change agents within the academy to address historical inequalities in education. Applying the Inclusive Excellence Change Model as the theoretical framework to guide this Q Method study, the researchers investigated the subjective perspectives and experiences of CDOs who are actively engaged in efforts to support Inclusive Excellence. CDOs were asked to address the degree of institutional infrastructure, support, and understanding for their efforts to create change in institutional policies and practices that support Inclusive Excellence for students, faculty, and staff. The article concludes with several recommendations for practice and further research into efforts to support and advance the role of the CDO in postsecondary settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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