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Title:Understanding the implications of organizational culture and organizational structure for the role of the Chief Diversity Officer in higher education
Author(s):Woodard, Qiana
Director of Research:Trent, William T.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Trent, William T.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Denzin, Norman K.; Pratt-Clarke, Menah; Span, Christopher M.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chief Diversity Officers
Higher Education
Organizational Structure
Organizational Culture
Abstract:The purpose of this qualitative study was to add to our understanding of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in higher education by examining how the role is influenced by organizational structure and organizational culture at select higher education institutions. Eight chief diversity officers discussed their roles and the organizational contexts which influenced their work. Eight campus informants also contributed to our understanding of the CDO role at their respective institutions. This study’s findings highlight the variance between institution-level organizational culture and unit-level organizational culture, and the salience of the CDO’s placement within the institution-level organizational structure.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Qiana N. Woodard
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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