Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures
Diversity Innovations Institutional Leadership and Commitment
Diversity Digest Volume 7, Number 4

Diversity Digest
Volume 7,
Number 4

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Institutional Leadership and Commitment
Learning Through Evaluation: The James Irvine Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI) Project
James Irvine Foundation’s Campus Diversity Initiative
Diversity Climate Surveys:
Worth the Effort
Unleashing the Power of Metaphor: Pepperdine University
Implications of Prop 54
Faculty Involvement
Enhancing Diversity: University of Southern California
More than Bittersweet Success: University of the Pacific
Curricular Transformation
Institutionalizing Diversity: Occidental College
Educating for a Just Society: University of San Francisco
Making Diversity News
Media Watch
Teaching Students Media Skills
AAC&U Evaluation Resources
Irvine CDI Evaluation Resources
DATA: Capturing Hopes


Program Review and Educational Quality in the Major: A Faculty Handbook
The handbook describes key elements of effective major programs including connections with liberal learning, inclusiveness, and evaluation and assessment. It also provides a protocol for departmental self-study and recommends ways of including outcomes in program review. (1992)

Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment
This book describes strategies and instruments that can be used to assess what and how students learn. It asserts that student-centered, feminist assessments can be a useful vehicle for improving teaching and learning in any discipline. An appendix also includes sample assessment and evaluation tools from campuses across the country. (1992)
Peer Review

Value Added Assessment of Liberal Education
(Peer Review, Winter/Spring 2002)
This special issue presents the RAND Corporation/Council for Aid to Education’s Value Added Assessment Initiative, a long-term project to assess the quality of undergraduate liberal education in America at the institutional level. Also included are several initial responses to the initiative.



Understanding the Difference Diversity Makes: Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives Series

These three publications are designed to provide the rationale for, research about, and guidance for the assessment of diversity initiatives on campuses today.

To Form A More Perfect UnionTo Form A More Perfect Union: Campus Diversity Initiatives
This book charts the efforts of colleges and universities to move from the rhetoric of inclusion to the practice of equity. Etching a portrait of the new academy as it is transformed and reinvigorated by diversity initiatives, the monograph maps the emerging trends in diversity work and insights gained in the process. (1999)

A Diversity Research AgendaA Diversity Research Agenda
Arguing for the importance of further research about the impact of diversity and higher education, this volume suggests key theoretical frameworks critical when investigating diversity. It also identifies specific areas in the field of diversity research and assessment in which more study is needed. (2000)

Assessing Campus Diversity InitiativesAssessing Campus Diversity Initiatives: A Guide for Campus Practitioners
This monograph provides tip and tools for designing and developing effective diversity evaluations. Topics addressed include the need for assessment, designing an evaluation plan, institutional context, audience, data collection and analysis, performance indicators, and theoretical models. (2002)

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