Date of Submission
Doctor of Education
student accommodation, cultural awareness, college, diversity, inclusive
Canadian colleges have the responsibility to be inclusive and diverse. The College is uniquely positioned to cater to a variety of students with varied learning needs. Concurrently, policy must accommodate students to encourage capacity to learn. The development of a campus environment that is culturally aware that supports a comprehensive student accommodation policy is the focus of this organizational improvement plan. Through the theoretical guidance of cultural organizational and evolutionary theory, a multi-year plan is developed. Capacity for the plan is through stakeholder representation and engagement. Further influence is garnered from an adaptive leadership approach that is communicated and organized through stakeholders and Network Improvement Communities. Cultural awareness will take time to develop yet a focused communication plan along with monitoring and evaluation plan will maintain accountability. The evolution of a new student accommodation policy will become reality as the depth of an inclusive student population is recognized.
Pender, K. (2019). CULTURAL AWARENESS: ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR IMPROVED STUDENT ACCOMMODATION. The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University, 96. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/oip/96