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Innovative Pilot Program for Students to Promote Intercultural Development
Action Item (as stated with DEI strategic plan launch in 2016)

Starting in Fall 2016, the university will pilot an innovative student assessment and training program, with the ultimate goal of administering the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) or a similar assessment tool to a large cohort of students annually. The tools will assess intercultural acumen, defined as the ability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. This will be supported by follow-up that includes a customized learning plan, intercultural training and pre- and post-assessments to gauge program effectiveness and inform future program investments.

DEI 1.0 Evaluation Update

During DEI 1.0, the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) became a major component of the intercultural learning program at the Trotter Multicultural Center. Anchoring this work at Trotter has allowed for ongoing development of three iterations of IDI administration as well as topical workshops, created at the request of student groups and course instructors. The IDI has been integrated into curricular spaces through the efforts of multiple academic units. Participation in the IDI has increased steadily over the past five years, resulting in:

  • 5,450+ administrations of the IDI to undergraduate and graduate students
  • 3,100+ group profile sessions with Qualified Administrators (QA)
  • 2,200+ individual feedback sessions with QAs

Responsibility: Division of Student Life