Diversity

Diversity
Dec 06, 2016
High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

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 9, 2015

At Missouri, football players will boycott games and hunger striker vows to fast until system president quits; at Yale, protests grow over letter questioning focus on offensive Halloween costumes.

November 6, 2015

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.

November 4, 2015

In an unexpected move, a Northwestern professor found guilty of sexual harassment resigns during his termination hearing.

November 3, 2015

Madison faculty members are trying to restore in university policy what Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators took away. Will the plan work?

October 30, 2015

College administration criticized for its response to racially charged incidents.

October 27, 2015

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.

October 21, 2015

Can the NEH change the orientation of doctoral programs in the humanities?

October 19, 2015

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.

October 15, 2015

When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

October 13, 2015

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.

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