Diversity

Diversity
Feb 11, 2016
Annual survey of incoming college freshmen finds interest in student activism at all-time high, especially among black students.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Blogs

Minor Details
January 23, 2013 - 10:04pm

When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED),  is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.

Minor Details
September 13, 2012 - 9:21pm

Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.

Minor Details
August 21, 2012 - 10:18am

In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students.  If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate.  The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.

Archive

January 12, 2016

Is history really future studies in reverse? Panel at recent gathering of historians' association makes case for teaching the future.

January 12, 2016

The recent protests on campuses have made it clear that we in higher education have students' attention and engagement, writes Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt. Now we have to decide what to do with it.

January 11, 2016

New analysis offers more evidence against the reliability of student evaluations of teaching, at least for their use in personnel decisions.

January 8, 2016

Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments, memorials and other symbols.

January 8, 2016

Historians' panel centers on what it takes to write good military history. Hint -- it's not brass.

January 6, 2016

A new study examines how black male students turn to campus leadership roles to combat stereotypes. A recent paper warns of a looming mental health crisis for resilient black students.

January 4, 2016

If you want to diversify your leadership to close the gender gap, it is not enough to establish goals and expectations, writes Jeremy Haefner. You must also put support systems into place.

December 21, 2015

56 religious colleges have asked Education Department to let them discriminate on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and most requests have been approved. Should the exemptions be publicized?

December 14, 2015

Protest forces a board meeting to move; physicists challenge chief justice; a clothing company offers sweatshirts imagining colleges named for black leaders; medical students join protest movement; university bans Confederate flags and swastikas.

December 11, 2015

Rutgers faculty members, citing philosophical concerns and errors, are pushing back against the use of Academic Analytics to evaluate their productivity.

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