It is important to the success of diversity initiatives that campuses assess the effectiveness of their efforts. It is also essential to convey the results of research to the general public to increase awareness of and support for diversity in higher education. This section includes research and assessment information about the diversity programs and practices in higher education. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education is a database containing more than 850,000 abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. In addition, the University of Maryland diversity database has extensive listings of diversity research and resources.