Nov 23, 2015
Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges.


"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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


October 5, 2015

The Anna Stubblefield case captivated academics when news first broke. But with her conviction of sexual assault of an intellectually disabled man, scholars disagree as to significance of case for disability studies.

October 2, 2015

After questions about her own ethnic status, official named to lead college's program for Native American students will not take the position.

October 1, 2015

Two new reports raise concerns about attempts “to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights” on campuses.

September 28, 2015

The University of Southern California starts a program to train recent Ph.D. recipients to be better teachers and maybe get a leg up in the job market.

September 24, 2015

State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

September 23, 2015

Angered by an opinion essay criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, some students at Wesleyan want to see the student government stop funding the newspaper.

September 22, 2015

Should anyone police whether professors have the racial or ethnic background they claim? Native American studies group calls for more accountability in the wake of several disputes.

September 21, 2015

Study finds that students earn better grades from teaching assistants of same race or ethnicity.

September 21, 2015

Study suggests that when it comes to collaborative science, larger teams have their limits after they hit 20, and international collaboration ups the impact factor.

September 18, 2015

"White Only" and "Black Only" signs appear -- and are torn down -- at SUNY Buffalo.


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