The Structure of Change: A Content Analysis of Engineering Diversity Plans and Mission Statements

Kelly J. Cross, Walter C. Lee, Whitney B. Gaskins, Brandi P. Jones

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Abstract

The purpose of this work-in-progress research paper is to document the development of a coding process that can be used to critically examine the underlying assumptions and espoused approaches represented in diversity plans developed by administrators that signed the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) diversity pledge. In this paper, we report initial insight from developing a coding process for subsequently conducting a qualitative content analysis. We developed our coding process by reviewing a sample of engineering diversity plans (n=8) from institutions across the nation. Our future work will use this coding process to analyze a larger set of diversity, identify themes that can be used to improve efforts across the nation. This work is directly geared towards deans, department heads, faculty members, and other members of the engineering education community who should be responsible for improving diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/3/1810/6/18

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Institutional change
  • Strategic plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Cross, K. J., Lee, W. C., Gaskins, W. B., & Jones, B. P. (2019). The Structure of Change: A Content Analysis of Engineering Diversity Plans and Mission Statements. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings [8659051] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659051