Diversity

Diversity
Aug 19, 2015
U of Alabama sorority faces questions for a recruitment video that appears to suggest it is a home for attractive white women only -- but the video is hardly unique among sorority recruiting efforts in emphasizing blondes in bathing suits over time in the library.

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

May 4, 2012

Nondiscrimination policies like Vanderbilt University's that define who can lead student groups are evidence less of a campus "war on God" than of the tyranny of "inclusion," writes Louis Betty.

May 2, 2012

Should college faculties ever vote to take collective stands on political issues? A debate at William Mitchell raises the question.

April 30, 2012

Nearly 30 percent of the operating budget of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University comes from money donated by faculty members.

April 17, 2012

Supreme Court will decide on whether less expensive, foreign-made editions of textbooks can be lawfully sold to thrifty U.S. students.

April 10, 2012

The longer students are in college, the less likely they are to be interested in promoting understanding across lines of race and ethnicity, study finds.

April 2, 2012

North Carolina colleges have emerged as centers of dissent as the state debates a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and unions.

March 28, 2012

U. of Texas at Austin student paper faces viral backlash over cartoon on Trayvon Martin.

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.

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