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Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion by Barbara R. Deane, Bernardo M. Ferdman

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN

Creating Diverse and Inclusive Colleges and Universities

Kumea Shorter-Gooden

Colleges and universities are arguably the most important institutions in which to work toward full inclusion, as they are the prime training ground for the future professionals, managers, and leaders in almost all industries. If we can transform higher education such that it is fully inclusive of people of diverse cultures, value systems, and identities, and if we can successfully influence the cultural competence of college graduates, we will have workforce leaders who have at least the rudimentary disposition, knowledge, and skills to lead in the transformation of other societal institutions.

The aim of this chapter is to address the goals and key ...

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