Diversity

Diversity
Jul 21, 2015
Two Christian colleges change hiring rules to permit employment of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages.

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 20, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of Christian fraternity and sorority denied recognition by San Diego State University.

February 24, 2012

Professor posted on his course website photograph of himself with scantily clad women. Not everyone saw how this would advance the study of philosophy.

February 10, 2012

Federal judge finds no First Amendment violation in U. of Toledo getting rid of HR director who -- contrary to university's policies -- wrote op-ed saying that gay people don't deserve civil rights protections.

February 3, 2012

A gathering of presidents from more conservative Christian colleges discusses what to do about controversies surrounding gay and lesbian students.

January 30, 2012

U.S. appeals court orders trial in case that pits religious rights against discipline's standards. Ruling concerns advocates for student press by citing controversial Supreme Court decision.

January 16, 2012

At Elmhurst College, most applicants are answering an optional question about sexual orientation.

December 20, 2011

University counseling department has right to enforce its rules and a professional code of conduct, federal appeals panel rules.

December 19, 2011

Iowa professor's critique of small town life in his adopted state reflects tensions many faculty members overcome as they take jobs in places they never imagined would be home.

December 13, 2011

Satirical blogs explore whether a Hollywood sex symbol can make academic pick-up lines seem smooth.

December 12, 2011

Federal appeals court rejects suit by woman kicked out of medical school, and backs college groups on issues related to bias claims.

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