"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.
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.
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.
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.
U of Texas System will mandate that searches for all administrator positions -- from deans on up -- include a female or minority candidate in the final interview round.
In an unexpected move, a Northwestern professor found guilty of sexual harassment resigns during his termination hearing.
Madison faculty members are trying to restore in university policy what Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators took away. Will the plan work?
College administration criticized for its response to racially charged incidents.
Graduate students' analysis of interdisciplinary jobs ads suggest that many jobs aren't truly interdisciplinary, but those that are tend to be linked to dedicated centers or clusters.
Can the NEH change the orientation of doctoral programs in the humanities?
In wake of scandal, U of California will re-examine deadline for taking disciplinary actions against faculty members found guilty of harassment, pointing to larger debate over statute-of-limitation-like policies in such cases.
When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.
When it comes to judging evidence of gender bias in the sciences, is gender bias at play? A study involving university faculty members suggests it is.
A professor emeritus at the U of Texas says he'll leave campus rather than give lectures to hundreds of students who could bring guns.
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