Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

Authors

Mark A. Chesler

Date of this Version

1998

Document Type

Article

Comments

To Improve the Academy, published by the Professional and Organizational

Development Network in Higher Education, volume 17, 1998.

Abstract

Colleges and universities are struggling with issues of diversity and multiculturalism-in classrooms, social interactions, staff relations, admissions and hiring processes, and overall campus climate. As part of organizational change efforts, many institutions are calling on faculty development offices to help plan, staff, and implement cultural audits or assessments. This article suggests tested procedures for designing and carrying out such audits, with examples of specific data-gathering techniques (and in some cases evidence) from various institutions. Cultural audits will be most successful, accurate, and useful when these procedures are considered carefully and built into the audit design at the beginning.

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