Diversity

 
Jun 23, 2017
On same day Atlanta newspaper exposes decades KKK influence on the culture and activities of Wesleyan College, the women's institution publicly apologizes and acknowledges its past for first time.

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.

Archive

September 12, 2011
Appeals court vacates decision that invalidated 2006 vote in Michigan. Full court will reconsider challenge to ban on consideration of race in admissions.
September 6, 2011

Minority students at community colleges are more likely to succeed when they have minority instructors, study finds. For white students, performance drops.

August 30, 2011
Years after colleges banned or discouraged professor-student romance, a murder in Idaho and other recent incidents show that these affairs continue.
August 26, 2011

For some students with autism, the idea of operating in the social environment of a college classroom can be so debilitating as to derail the pursuit of higher education at all. For those who do enroll, their condition can make it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting.

August 24, 2011

It's common for college applications to have optional questions in which would-be students may indicate their race or ethnicity. In what experts believe to be a first, Elmhurst College has released a new undergraduate application that includes an optional question about sexual orientation and gender identity status.

Admitted students who indicate when applying that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered will be eligible for a diversity scholarship worth one-third of tuition.

August 23, 2011
Study finds interaction across races in the dining hall may be more important than what takes place in the classroom when students evaluate campus climate.
August 23, 2011
At community colleges, there is no gender gap among science and technology faculty. And study finds that women teaching in the sector are happy.
August 22, 2011
Black and Latino applicants with academic credentials equal to white applicants are more likely to apply to and enroll in selective colleges, study finds.
August 19, 2011
New analysis of "climate" for women in graduate philosophy programs -- conducted without input of actual grad students -- has infuriated many.
August 18, 2011

The experience of a women's college may point to steps all institutions can take to diversify science and technology fields, writes Jane McAuliffe.

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