The office of diversity and inclusion at a large Texas university: a cultural evolution

dc.contributor.advisorGiles, Mark
dc.contributor.authorCurette, Alvin R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBriscoe, Felecia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNunez, Anne-Marie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReddick, Richard
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dc.description.abstractThis single, holistic, instrumental case study investigated the organizational history of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at Lone Star University. The study included an examination of changes to ODI's cultural identity. This study was guided by two principal research questions: a) Why was the office created and how has its cultural identity changed over time? b) What factors have influenced changes to ODI's cultural identity? Schein's (2010) cultural identity framework for organizational change was used to analyze data. Findings suggest that the cultural identity of ODI has evolved since its inception. In particular, the student populations served and services have expanded. This study concludes that ODI has evolved in order to effectively serve the underrepresented student populations at Lone Star and to survive environmental changes. Thus, implications from this study encourage multicultural affairs staff to establish a clear mission and strategy to aid their organizations in making difficult decisions about programs and services. Moreover, institutional leaders are urged to show "real" support for diversity and the diversity organizations that exist on their campuses.
dc.description.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.format.extent202 pages
dc.subjectmulticultural affairs
dc.subjectmulticultural student services
dc.subjectorganizational culture
dc.subjectsocial justice
dc.subject.classificationMulticultural education
dc.subject.classificationHigher education
dc.subject.classificationOrganizational behavior
dc.subject.lcshMinorities -- Education (Higher) -- Texas
dc.subject.lcshMulticultural education -- Texas
dc.subject.lcshInclusive education -- Texas
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- Texas
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Texas -- Administration
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational change
dc.titleThe office of diversity and inclusion at a large Texas university: a cultural evolution
dcterms.accessRightspq_closed Leadership and Policy Studies of Texas at San Antonio of Education


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