Inclusion and Diversity Management at the Programme Leader Level – First Results of an International Survey

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Student heterogeneity is continuously growing and HEI are asked to shift their focus to accommodate new and different demands. But how well equipped are study programme leaders (PLs) as those responsible for curriculum design, teaching and access to their programmes, to handle this momentum task? What are the problems they are confronted with in managing the diversity of student backgrounds? Despite PLs’ central role in the implementation of inclusive policies, existing research on the level of programme leaders is slim to non-existing. In order to close this knowledge-gap an international survey was carried out analyzing PLs’ attitudes and approach towards inclusion and diversity management (IDM) and the challenges they face in dealing with student diversity in its various aspects. This contribution will present the first findings of this survey. The survey was carried out within the framework of an Erasmus plus project “ENHANCE IDM – ENHANCED PROGRAMME LEADERSHIP FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION” which aims at developing tools and trainings for study programme leaders to improve their diversity competence and help them to foster diversity awareness of their staff and within their institution.
Period17 May 2018
Event titleCross Cultural Business Conference 2019
Event typeConference
LocationSteyr, AustriaShow on map