Our final event is approaching. Due to COVID-19 it will be held in a virtual environment on May 14th from 10:00 to 15:30 CET. The project outputs will be presented to an international audience. The event is designed as an interactive experience. Rather than focusing on one-directional input and results, the session intends to foster an active exchange on issues of diversity management and inclusion in higher education between participants.
EnhanceIDM was set up to enhance diversity competences of programme leaders at higher education institutions to make study programmes more inclusive.
During the project-life-span, several measures were developed and implemented at four universities in Europe:
- A comprehensive blended-learning training programme for academic middle management concentrating on inclusive practice over the whole student life cycle.
- Multi-media resources on inclusion and diversity management scenarios in higher education, dealing, for example, with situations like violence on campus, language barriers and prejudice based on implicit bias.
- A freely accessible IDM-Toolbox providing practical methods and tools on inclusion and diversity management in higher education.
- An online self-assessment measuring one’s own awareness, general attitudes and competences/skills in dealing with student diversity.
A sneak preview into the conference programme: facts & figures about programme leader’s attitudes and needs towards diversity management, the best out of blended-learning training programme and toolbox, multi-media resources uncovering implicit biases, etc.