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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Best Practices for Diversity/Inclusion Efforts


Richard Harvey and Ana Hernandez Kent reviewed The Color Bind: Talking (and not Talking) About Race at Work by Erica Gabrielle Foldy and Tamara R. Buckley. Like many organizations, my university has struggled and continues to struggle with diversity/inclusion (D/I) efforts. The administration has included D/I information on the website, as have individual departments. Human resource professionals and associate deans with D/I experience have been hired. Committees have been formed. Student government has become involved. Speakers, workshops, seminars, open forums, and other activities have been scheduled. My own department recently proposed a D/I essay contest for our psychology majors. Earlier in my career, I had some interest in program evaluation, so I often wonder to what extent have these efforts made a difference and how can we evaluate their effectiveness.

So, what are the best practices for instituting D/I efforts? What recommendations would you make to organizations, including higher educational institutions? And if you feel really ambitious, provide suggestions on how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Read the Review
By Richard D. Harvey and Ana Hernandez Kent
       PsycCRITIQUES, 2015 Vol 60(15)


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