Diversity

Diversity
Dec 06, 2016
High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

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.

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

September 27, 2016

A black student at Prairie State College says he was racially profiled on his way to class by a campus police officer. A dismissive response from the chair of the college's board draws criticism.

September 26, 2016

Blackface photos, tweets about lynching, swastikas and slurs roil campuses. Students rally against those incidents, which experts say aren't new but are finally getting attention. National anthem protests spread.

September 21, 2016

Belmont kicks out freshman who used slur and suggested that black National Football League athletes who raised their fists during national anthem "need a damn bullet in their head."

September 19, 2016

Beyond well-funded individual campus initiatives aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty members, experts urge collaboration across institutions and within disciplines.

September 19, 2016

Racist chalkings and phone threats criticize Bethany College in Kansas over its leader's family and its efforts to diversify student body.

September 16, 2016

Head of Clemson football program says some protesting police violence against black people should move to another country, and implies his comments reflect the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr.

September 16, 2016

Graduate student enrollments increased nearly 4 percent last year, with the biggest relative gains seen among underrepresented minority groups.

September 16, 2016

Providing adequate financial support plays only a small part in helping disadvantaged students to successfully complete an undergraduate degree, writes Devorah Lieberman.

September 14, 2016

More than 150 faculty members offer new students a different view on safe spaces, trigger warnings and diversity.

September 13, 2016

State's Republican Party spokeswoman issues response: "I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor."

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