“Enhance IDM!” will develop tools and trainings for study programme leader’s that will improve their diversity competence and help them to foster diversity awareness of their staff and within their higher education institution.
In line with the Austrian Strategy on the social dimension the project aims to further raise awareness among actors at higher education institutions for the importance of Diversity Management, enhance their corresponding competences and implement means to ensure sustainability of taken measures. Moreover, the project aims to improve study conditions and thus reduce drop out and foster student success.
The project’s target group are those actors who have direct influence on development and adjustment of new study programmes within their higher education institution and dispose of formal as well as informal power to find strong support for the implementation of diversity-sensitive practices on an institutional level. Hence, programme leader’s are the best match to ensure the project’s aims. Programme leader’s are the main decisionmakers in their own programmes and have the capacity to adapt their curricula to contemporary needs. They have influence on their subordinates (teaching staff, administrative support personnel) and can therefore easily communicate the benefits of an inclusive diversity management approach.