James Irvine Foundation
Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation Project
The Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation
Project was established to determine the impact of the James Irvine Foundation's Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI), a six-year initiative designed to help twenty-eight independent California institutions "prepare all students for
leadership in a diverse society and promote the success
of underrepresented student populations." A second goal of the Evaluation Project was to contribute new knowledge about effective diversity practices to the higher education field.
With support from the James Irvine Foundation, Evaluation Project staff from Claremont Graduate University and AAC&U formed an Evaluation Resource Team, which assisted the twenty-eight CDI campuses in building capacity to conduct meaningful evaluation of their diversity initiatives and assessed the overall impact of the CDI for the foundation.
Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change
This monograph provides readers with a step-by-step guide for implementing, evaluating, and sustaining comprehensive diversity work on campus. Based on the findings of the Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation Project, the monograph offers a set of promising practices and selected quantitative and qualitative findings pertaining to efforts to enhance college access and success for underrepresented students, increase the presence of underrepresented minority faculty, and strengthen overall institutional functioning regarding diversity.