Institutionalizing Diversity Initiatives

  • Samuel A. Kirkpatrick University of Texas at San Antonio
Keywords: Higher Education, Minority Students, Diversity


Metropolitan universities are in the forefront of developing new administrative approaches to supporting and expanding minority opportunities in higher education. Three essential design principles lie at the heart of successful efforts to institutionalize diversity-strategic planning, the learning model, and integration across goals and functions. These principles are explained and illustrated with examples provided by the experience of The University of Texas at San Antonio.