Diversity in higher education is encouraged and celebrated throughout many predominant universities across the United States. Institutions of higher learning benefit from diversity in all aspects of campus life; from classes, organizations, or extracurricular activities. Institutional theory is applied to this study to examine how diversity programs are implemented in various university types (national research, private, and state) as well as different settings (educational opportunities, leadership, and accessibility) to develop a qualified and diverse workforce. To achieve this objective, we suggest universities implement a multifaceted approach focusing on initiatives at the university, faculty, and student level.
Trendowski, Joseph; Trendowski, Matthew R.; Trendowski, Thomas N.; Trendowski, Stephanie D.; and Trendowski, Michael J.
"A Cross-Disciplinary Examination of Institutional Diversity: How University Programs Advance a Diverse Workforce,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 12:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol12/iss2/5