INSIDE HIGHER ED -- Diversity Insider
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   July 2014
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Inside Higher Ed's Diversity Insider is a monthly news summary of key stories touching on diversity topics. To receive daily news updates from Inside Higher Ed, including our diversity coverage, sign up here.
THE STUDENT BODY
Part of the Dream -- Obama administration gives undocumented students a way to avoid deportation. While some advocates for the students see major advance, others note what new policy doesn't cover.
 
Talking About Affirmative Action -- As the Supreme Court gets ready to review the consideration of race in admissions policies, instructors need to think about how to manage discussions of the issue -- both those that are planned and those that are unplanned. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan provides guidelines.
 
New Loss for Anti-Gay Student -- Federal judge throws out suit by woman who rejected a counseling program's requirements that gay patients be treated in a supportive manner.
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION
An anonymous Career Advice essay on how colleges treat their diversity hires clearly touched a nerve -- it garnered more comments than any other story on the site last month. Our columnist writes that when college administrators talk constantly about their efforts to attract nonwhite professors, the supposed beneficiaries of these policies are marginalized. We'd love your thoughts as well -- click to read the essay and add your comments.
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Where Have All the Women Gone? -- For decades, female presidents led the majority of Catholic colleges. But as women leaders have gained ground elsewhere, at Catholic colleges, they’re disappearing.
 
Saint Paul's Loses Accreditation -- Southern accreditor finds insufficient progress after two years that the historically black college was on probation.
 
A 'Stop the Clock' Penalty -- Study finds faculty members who use the benefit are more likely than others to earn tenure -- but may end up earning less than comparable colleagues who don't. The biggest salary impact is on men.
 
'Still in the Trenches' --  Members of the American Association for Affirmative Action discuss their views -- as the Supreme Court gets ready to consider a key case.    
FROM THE PUBLISHER
You'll find top diversity jobs advertised on Inside Higher Ed -- here's a quick sample of what's live on the site today:

Virginia Tech is advertising the position of Executive Director of Equity and Access. Click here for the full posting.

University of Colorado at Denver is seeking candidates for Director of Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Click to learn more.

And the University of Georgia has a search open for Associate Director, EOO & Applicant Clearinghouse. Click for details.

We're also thrilled to add the University System of Maryland to our roster of annual recruiting clients. In addition to enhancing our Dual Career Search feature for Maryland its neighbors, the addition of Coppin State University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore strengthens our already substantial job listings for HBCU institutions -- a real point of pride for Inside Higher Ed.

We'd love to help connect your institution with the diverse, talented readers of Inside Higher Ed -- the people you most want to hire. Save $25 off any job posting through August 31. Click here to post a job and enter code SUMMER2012 at checkout.

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Dealing With Sexual Assault Allegations -- an Inside Higher Ed Webinar

On Thursday, July 19 at 1 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed presents a webinar with Scott A. Roberts, co-managing partner of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, in Boston, who will discuss how colleges and universities should handle sexual assault allegations.

Mr. Roberts will provide an overview on such topics as:

  • The implications of a recent Education Department Office for Civil Rights letter to campuses on how they should review and revise their policies.
  • The significance of “burden of proof” standards.
  • The decision of whether to involve local police.
  • The recent Justice Department inquiry into the handling of allegations involving the University of Montana, and the impact that case could have on other colleges.
  • Common mistakes that colleges make – and ways to avoid them.

The webinar will feature a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. There is no conference call needed to participate in this webinar -- sound will be via the speakers on your computer.  Please note that while you may gather as many people as you like to watch the webinar on a single computer, your registration will only provide a single use-login.

Click here to register for this low cost event.

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