African American Culture and Heritage in Higher Education Research and Practice

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CONCLUSION

The current political environment has placed an increased emphasis on the need for institutions of higher education to engage in ongoing evaluation at the broad institutional level and academic unit level. The outcomes of evaluation are being used to make policy decisions on what programs to cut, expand, or redirect. As campuses become more ethnically diverse with populations of students who have been historically excluded from engaging in higher education pursuits, institutional culture and its importance need to be advanced as a way to be more supportive of these students. Institutions that engage in traditional forms of evaluation may actually harm efforts or do little to advance ethnically diverse student populations unless they employ an evaluation model that incorporates ethnic diversity as a chief concern. Spectrum analysis is a form of institutional evaluation that attempts to meet this chief concern. In this way, there is the important recognition of the need to mix evaluation effort with the need to understand institutional culture.


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