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Bridging the diversity divide : globalization and reciprocal empowerment in higher education / Edna Chun, Alvin Evans.


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Chun, Edna Breinig.
Publication date:
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Periodicals, c2009.
  • Book
  • xv, 144 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.
Title Variation:
Globalization and reciprocal empowerment in higher education
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-130) and indexes.
  • The changing landscape and the compelling need for diversity:
  • Constructing a comparative theoretical framework
  • Globalization and the new landscape for higher education
  • The half life of knowledge
  • The role of intangibles in the research university
  • The frame of demography, diversity, and democracy
  • Reciprocal empowerment revisited
  • Translating principles into practice:
  • Globalization and institutional mission
  • Recognizition of the value of diversity in the educational process
  • Talent management
  • Concluding observations
  • Mapping the terrain for inclusion and bridging the gaps:
  • Approaches to diversity self-assessment
  • Measuring the first dimension: structural representation
  • Diversity leadership and strategic focus
  • Organizational learning
  • The power of institutional culture
  • Strategic organizational architecture for diversity
  • Concluding observations
  • Orchestrating the process of cultural change:
  • Creating a tactical plan for bridging the diversity divide
  • Research-based tactics that promote reciprocal empowerment
  • Concluding observations
  • A toolkit for operationalizing reciprocal empowerment:
  • External measures of internal progress: accreditation and diversity
  • Institutional effectiveness and diversity progress
  • Internal change: organizational learning tools for cultural transformation
  • Concluding observation
  • Recommendations and implications
  • Sample matrix for gauging gaps in diversity leadership
  • Resource guide.
Publisher's Summary:
The sweeping forces of globalization present new challenges for higher education but also represent a clear mandate for change. Because of the unfinished business of remedying the underrepresentation of minorities and women in higher education, this book is designed to assist campus leaders and educators in the difficult process of cultural transformation in support of diversity and inclusion. The book explores the model of reciprocal empowerment as a moral framework linking the institution's values, culture, and workplace practices to the outside world through the prism of diversity. "Bridging the Diversity Divide" is a practical guide that provides concrete approaches to the creation of a genuinely inclusive campus. Its focus is on research-based strategies that will enable institutions of higher education to assess current practices, create successful action plans, and move beyond structural representation to true reciprocal empowerment. The measurement strategies, organizational learning tools, and best practices included here will assist institutions of higher education in building a flexible repertoire of institutional approaches to reciprocal empowerment and inclusion. Only by systemic organizational change will universities bridge the diversity divide and create a campus culture that values and celebrates the contributions of all its members. This is a must-read for educators seeking to translate diversity principles into practice. This is the first issue in the 35th volume of the "Jossey-Bass" series "ASHE Higher Education Report". Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Also issued online; available to subscribing institutions.
Evans, Alvin.
ASHE higher education report, 1551-6970 ; v. 35, no. 1
ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 1.
Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.

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