ERIC Number: EJ1109097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Tracking POD's Engagement with Diversity: A Content Analysis of "To Improve the Academy" and POD Network Conference Programs from 1977 to 2011
Grooters, Stacy E.
To Improve the Academy, v33 n2 p153-174 Nov 2014
This study examines the degree to which sessions from the annual Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Conference and articles from "To Improve the Academy" engage questions of diversity. The titles and abstracts of 3,946 conference sessions and 560 journal articles were coded for presence and type of diversity. A significant variation in inclusion of diversity over time was found for the conference sessions (p < 0.001) but not the journal articles. Overall, the findings suggest that the organization has been inconsistent in its scholarly engagement with diversity and should work to encourage more regular engagement with diversity by its members.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Organizational Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Diversity (Institutional), Journal Articles, Coding, Scholarship, Cultural Pluralism, Content Analysis
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