Organizational Context for Promoting Diversity in Higher Education

The organizational/structural component of diversity in higher education recently has been described as a central aspect of the campus racial climate. This dimension refers to the core structures, the policies, and the decision-making processes that guide the day-to-day business of colleges and universities. Examples of the organizational/structural dimension of campus climate include institutional definitions of merit; decisions regarding the curriculum, faculty hiring, and tenure policies; admissions policies and practices; budget and resource allocations; and other organizational decision-making policies and practices. This entry provides a broad overview of the organizational context for promoting diversity in higher education and the importance of considering these issues in striving to create inclusive campus racial climates.

The Campus Racial Climate and Organizational/Structural Diversity

Discussions of campus diversity tend to focus on ...

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