Office of Inclusive Excellence

Diversity Mapping Project

The 2014 Diversity Mapping Project uncovered what diversity-related courses, events, and activities we currently have, and to what extent they are working holistically to maximize the success of students, faculty, and staff.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence brought in Halualani and Associates, a diversity strategy and analytics firm for higher education institutions, to conduct a “Diversity Mapping” of CSUMB during spring and summer 2014. The Diversity Mapping Project sought to “provide a sense of where the institution has been, where it currently is, and how it has operationalized diversity and inclusive excellence, in both intentional and unintentional ways” (Halualani, Haiker, Lancaster, & Morrison, 2015, p. 2). A description of the Diversity Mapping Project objectives and a brief summary of its findings are listed below. The full report may be downloaded below. Also available for download as a separate document is “Chapter 8: Leverage Points and Recommendations."

Diversity Mapping Project Findings and Recommendations -CSUMB is exemplary in its diversity efforts & Curriculum -Need concerted, intentional, campus strategy to align diversity and inclusion on campus -large % of diversity courses at 200-300 levels -41% of all diversity courses not offered in last 2 yrs -Elevate learning from awareness to analysis/action -More collaboration between Acad Affairs and Student Affairs -Further assessment of diversity related courses (Actual student work) -Attention needed on recruiting a diverse faculty -Diversity professional & leadership development for staff, faculty & administrators