Inventory of Campus Practices

The inventory of campus practices is intended to produce a full accounting of collaborating campuses' programs, courses, and events that foster and promote desired social cognitive, cognitive, and democratic outcomes. Institutions will share inventories with other participating campuses. This self-evaluation activity allows institutions to assess their initiatives, identify unique areas for development, and potentially consider new practices to adopt.

Highlights of the Inventory of Campus Practices
The summary of the ten collaborating campuses' practices that use diversity as its central learning tool resulted in the typology displayed in Table 1. The description of broad categories, sub-categories, and category goals are listed in the final typology. It must be acknowledged that the level of complexity inherent within any diversity initiative is not easily captured in a typology of this nature. While initiatives may not be exclusive to one possible category, the initiatives' primary learning goals, outcomes, target group and initiative administrators were considered. This typology, while not exhaustive, offers an opportunity for participating campuses to continue their self-assessment of diversity practices and to enter into conversations with one another. This typology can also serve as a working document for administrators, educators and policy makers as they engage in national conversations concerning diversity practices on campuses. Currently the Project is working to develop a database for the inventory for use on the world wide web. An online database would allow individuals from all of the participating campuses to directly enter data about various campus initiatives into one central location. All campus team members would have access to the database to share and compare programmatic initiatives.

Exemplary Programs
Exemplary programs were selected to further illustrate the category distinctions and to share examples of innovative practices. The categories include: Academic Support Programs, Co-Curricular Programs, Curricular Programs, Community Outreach, Safe-Space Support Centers, Integrative Learning, and Institutional Strategic Initiatives. The exemplars are listed below.

Academic Support Programs
Co-Curricular Programs
Curricular Programs
Community Outreach
Safe-Space Support Centers
Integrative Learning