Diversity

Diversity
Aug 19, 2015
U of Alabama sorority faces questions for a recruitment video that appears to suggest it is a home for attractive white women only -- but the video is hardly unique among sorority recruiting efforts in emphasizing blondes in bathing suits over time in the library.

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

August 20, 2014

Some faculty members want to play a bigger role in the fight against campus sexual assault. A new national advocacy group aims to help them do that.

August 19, 2014

A gay faculty member writes about what it's like to be teaching at a Christian college at a time that many such institutions are seeking exemptions from anti-bias laws.

August 18, 2014

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities. Hint: It's not research output.

August 13, 2014

Following a study, scientists call for more attention to sexual harassment and assault prevention at off-campus research sites.

August 11, 2014

Northeastern U. professors say they were denied tenure due to changing publication standards aimed at upping the university's reputation.

August 4, 2014

U. of Mississippi considers implications of its 'Ole Miss' name, its racial history and what steps will promote inclusiveness.

July 31, 2014

Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.

July 30, 2014

State board orders U. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to pay damages after finding that an Asian woman's bid for full professor status was not handled in the same way as other applications.

 

 

July 28, 2014

In podcast interview, Beverly Daniel Tatum, preparing to wrap up her presidency, offers thoughts on fund raising, race relations, wellness and the state of historically black colleges.

July 25, 2014

Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

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