Diversity

 
Jan 18, 2017
Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

Booklets

"Recruitment, Diversity and Success" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet, which may be downloaded here, features articles on issues related to the recruitment of diverse student bodies and examples of institutional experiments and successes.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will play host to a free webinar to discuss the issues explored in the compilation on Wednesday, June 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register for the webinar or learn more.

The booklet is made possible in part by advertising support from Workday.

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November 2, 2016

Suffolk announces new policy in wake of furor over a Latina student's report about how her instructor doubted her vocabulary.

November 1, 2016

University of Wisconsin says fans’ offensive costumes depicting a lynched President Obama are protected by First Amendment. Black alumni say incident is the latest in “a long pattern of ineffective responses to a growing racially hostile environment.”

November 1, 2016

Academics must stop being surprised when students of color are able to thoughtfully articulate themselves in their writing and in class discussions, writes Charles H. F. Davis III.

October 31, 2016

Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

October 28, 2016

Students rarely compare college graduation rates when deciding where to apply and enroll, but they should, argues Micere Keels.

October 27, 2016

A year after detailed guidance from Yale set off a national debate, many other colleges are still offering detailed advice on how to avoid offensive Halloween costumes.

October 25, 2016

At Generation Study Abroad summit, panelists discuss how to get a more diverse group of students abroad, including students enrolled at minority-serving institutions.

October 24, 2016

At Alabama, black students draw criticism from flag-carrying fans and ugly comments on social media. At Greenville, veterans take to the field (without permission).

October 21, 2016

Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.

October 21, 2016

When we advise students about their academic pathways, we must understand diverse students’ practical concerns as well as their distinct cultural value systems, argues June Y. Chu.

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