ERIC Number: EJ713763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-19
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Seven Recommendations for Highly Effective Senior Diversity Officers
Williams, Damon A.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n7 p53 May 2005
The question for higher education is no longer "What should be in the plan for diversity?" but rather "How is that plan implemented successfully?" Many institutions are turning to senior diversity officers to lead campus diversity as it relates to students, faculty and staff. A review of recent higher education job listings suggests an emerging trend as Xavier University (in Ohio), Temple University, Miami University (in Ohio), the University of Virginia and others are searching for inaugural senior diversity officers, known as SDOs. The goal is to develop roles similar to those found at the University of Michigan, Indiana University and the University of Connecticut, which all have well-entrenched and influential officers on their campuses. It is within this context that seven recommendations are offered to help institutions that are serious about developing SDOs and building new institutional capacity to support diversity. This document lists the seven recommendations.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Administrators, Administrator Role, Student Recruitment, Faculty Recruitment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Indiana; Michigan; Ohio; Virginia