Diversity

Diversity
Apr 27, 2016
Association earned praise for condemning Indiana law that permitted discrimination against gay people. Why doesn't it take a similar stance against its own members?

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

March 15, 2016

The American Statistical Association seeks to embrace science's inherent complexity and push for more data transparency by rejecting a common, oversimplified measure of statistical significance.

March 15, 2016

A trend that started in high schools -- using the candidate's name to insult groups of students -- has spread to higher education. Experts expect the national political divisiveness to extend to campuses.

March 14, 2016

Losing a faculty member always hurts, but many administrators believe they have little control over whether professors move on. A new effort seeks to provide meaningful data.

March 14, 2016

U of North Florida will pay $1.25 million to a former women's basketball coach who said the university discriminated against female athletes and coaches.

March 9, 2016

Appeals court upholds verdict that Wayne State must pay $850,000 to former student whose pregnancy was subject of inappropriate criticism by supervisor.

March 4, 2016

Study finds students are more likely to use certain words of praise when describing professors who are men or who are in fields with few female and black scholars.

March 3, 2016

A new play appearing at multiple colleges tackles campus race issues at the heart of recent protests.

March 3, 2016

A common demand of minority student protests is more minority counselors in a range of student service departments. Is this wise or does it promote segregation?

March 1, 2016

Academe should support minority journals and the scholarship of faculty of color, argues Donna Y. Ford.

February 29, 2016

Online group of scholars of planning and geography divided over one professor’s sexist humor – and how others reacted to it.

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