A study of a university diversity initiative that trained faculty to create and teach interdisciplinary “diversity courses” resulted in significant student gains on a pre-/post questionnaire assessing multicultural awareness and skills, as well as increased ethnic identity development as measured using the Multi Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM). Qualitative analyses revealed that college students attending a multicultural institution with a dedicated mission of promoting diversity, perceived themselves as better prepared for entering a multicultural work place. This study demonstrates one model for stimulating faculty and students to increase discussion of diversity issues in the curriculum as they prepare for working in diverse communities.
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