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Typology of Campus Inventory

 

 

Table 1. Typology for Campus Inventory Academic Support Initiatives Co-Curricular Initiatives Curricular Initiatives Community Outreach Initiatives "Safe Space" Initiatives Integrative Learning Initiatives Institutional Strategic Initiatives
Description Retention services for students of color, women, and students with disabilities. Educational programs and activities which occur outside of the formal classroom Initiatives that affect the teaching, learning, and knowledge generation within the academic realm of the institution. Initiatives that connect and partner members of the institution with the surrounding community. Initiatives designed to provide space for the increased comfort-level of underrepresented populations on campus. Initiatives that involve multiple units for the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal development of students. Initiatives created by the top-levels of institutional governance for campus-wide transformation.
Subcategories

1. Mentoring & Advising

2. Tutoring

1. Rituals & Celebrations

2. Workshops & Retreats

3. Student Organizations

4. Intergroup Dialogues

1. Faculty Research

2. Cultural Academic Programs and Concentrations

3. Academic Departmental Strategic Initiatives

4. Certificate Programs

5. Race/Ethnicity Requirements

1. Internships assisting under-served populations

2. Community Partnerships

3. Volunteer-work

4. Programs for high school Students

5. Distance Education for under-served populations

1.Comprehensive Support and Learning Centers (Multicultural and Social Identity Group-specific )

2. Residence Hall initiatives (e. g. multicultural staff positions or hall space designated for social identity groups)

1. High School to College Transitional Programs

2. Comprehensive- Learning Program

s 3. Study Abroad Experiences

4. Residential Living/ Learning Programs

5. Service-Learning Programs

6. Leadership for a Diverse Democracy Programs

1. Policy Initiatives

2. Curriculum Transformation Projects

3. Institutional Research Activities

4. Advisory Groups and Task Forces

5. Presidential Strategies

6. Employee Training Centers

Goals To ensure that students of under-represented populations have the necessary support in order to be academically successful. To increase awareness of self, others, and self in relationship to others. To enhance and expand the existing knowledge of multiculturalism and pluralism in today’s society. To increase awareness of how individuals can change and improve the economic and social inequities that exist locally and nationally. To provide "insider" environments for students who typically experience "outsider" level status on their campuses through academic and social support. To combine the knowledge and expertise of faculty, staff, and community members in order to enhance the educational process for students. To enhance the student experience through the full inclusion of the unique and valuable perspectives of all of the members of campus.
Desired Outcome Students learn the tacit rules for academic achievement and graduate from their institutions. Intercultural communication and relationship-building within the entire campus community. A learning environment where all students feel affirmed and can excel. A larger enrollment of under-represented students. Also, more engaged students in community and civic endeavors working toward social change. An increased participation of underrepresented students in campus activities and graduation of these students. A heightened awareness of social change and recognition of the importance of civic participation by students and the entire campus community. A heightened awareness of social change and recognition of the importance of civic participation by students and the entire campus community.
Administration Level Executive level and Practitioners Executive level, Faculty, Practitioners, Students, and Community members Executive level, Academic Deans, Department Chairs, and Faculty Executive level, Faculty, Practitioners, and Community members Executive level, Practitioners, and Students Executive level, Faculty, Deans, Department Chairs, Practitioners and Community members Executive level, Academic Deans, and Department Chairs