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

December 6, 2011

Girls of most racial groups are outpacing their brothers in attaining college degrees by almost 15 percent, a University of Michigan study shows.

December 5, 2011

Obama administration, reversing recommendations of Bush Education Department, offers colleges support for considering race and ethnicity in admissions.

December 2, 2011

New book argues that black students at elite colleges still cluster in low-paying fields such as education and social work -- and that universities are partly to blame.

November 22, 2011

Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

November 14, 2011

Dominican faculty leaders praise a decentralized approach to administration.

October 31, 2011

A professor gave up tenure to move to Utah Valley U., only to lose a chance at a permanent job when students objected to his teaching methods.

October 24, 2011

Discipline urged to pay more attention to issues of race and inequality, and to diversify.

October 24, 2011

In tough times, with unions under attack, professors on picket lines face huge challenges -- and some think the impact may not be purely economic.

October 18, 2011
Its time for advocates for black colleges and black students to embrace statistics and metrics, writes Roy L. Beasley.
October 13, 2011
After failed attempts under "don't ask, don't tell," cadets at Norwich U. have finally formed the organization that's a staple on most campuses -- a club for LGBT students and allies.

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