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
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 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
Safe-Space Support Centers