Diversity Research Institute Date: June 14-15, 2016

The Diversity Research Institute provides state-of-the-art research and practice frameworks to assess campus diversity and its impact on student outcomes. Participants will use problem solving skills to understand how assessment can be used to improve diverse learning environments.

Venue: IPAM Building, UCLA

You will learn about:

  • The latest diversity research
  • The importance of campus climate
  • The impact of diversity on student outcomes
  • Evidence on the educational benefits of diversity

Who should attend:

  • Diversity Affairs Officers
  • Student and Academic Affairs Administrators
  • Multicultural Center Directors/Staff
  • Campus Teams Focused on Undergraduate Initiatives

“I left the HERI institute feeling inspired and reinvigorated
not only because of the new knowledge I obtained but also because of the amazing conversations
I was able to have with other higher educational professionals in regards to their work in this field.
Learning about their battles and accomplishments took my passion and commitment for diversity
and inclusion research in higher education to another level and I am forever changed because of it.”
–Kathy Martinez, Framingham State University

Featured Speakers for the Diversity Research Institute 2016

Dr. Sylvia Hurtado

Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles


  • Student educational outcomes
  • Campus climate
  • College impact on student development
  • STEM education
  • Diversity in higher education

Dr. Adrianna Kezar

Professor of Higher Education
University of Southern California


  • Change and leadership in higher education
  • Qualitative research in education
  • Diversity and equity
  • Unions on college campuses
  • STEM networks

Lodging Information

Reservations for the Hotel Angeleno can be made online or by calling their Reservations Department directly at (310) 476-6411. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and should identify themselves as part of the UCLA HERI Diversity Research Institute group. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card at the time of reservation. Reserve your room today. Rooms at a special conference rate are limited.