Diversity

Diversity
Dec 02, 2016
Ohio State administrator criticized those who were celebrating the death of student who was killed as he was stabbing others.

Booklets

"Recruitment, Diversity and Success" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet, which may be downloaded here, features articles on issues related to the recruitment of diverse student bodies and examples of institutional experiments and successes.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will play host to a free webinar to discuss the issues explored in the compilation on Wednesday, June 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register for the webinar or learn more.

The booklet is made possible in part by advertising support from Workday.

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

November 2, 2016

Suffolk announces new policy in wake of furor over a Latina student's report about how her instructor doubted her vocabulary.

November 1, 2016

University of Wisconsin says fans’ offensive costumes depicting a lynched President Obama are protected by First Amendment. Black alumni say incident is the latest in “a long pattern of ineffective responses to a growing racially hostile environment.”

November 1, 2016

Academics must stop being surprised when students of color are able to thoughtfully articulate themselves in their writing and in class discussions, writes Charles H. F. Davis III.

October 31, 2016

Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

October 28, 2016

Students rarely compare college graduation rates when deciding where to apply and enroll, but they should, argues Micere Keels.

October 27, 2016

A year after detailed guidance from Yale set off a national debate, many other colleges are still offering detailed advice on how to avoid offensive Halloween costumes.

October 25, 2016

At Generation Study Abroad summit, panelists discuss how to get a more diverse group of students abroad, including students enrolled at minority-serving institutions.

October 24, 2016

At Alabama, black students draw criticism from flag-carrying fans and ugly comments on social media. At Greenville, veterans take to the field (without permission).

October 21, 2016

Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.

October 21, 2016

When we advise students about their academic pathways, we must understand diverse students’ practical concerns as well as their distinct cultural value systems, argues June Y. Chu.

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