Diversity

Diversity
Sep 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.

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.

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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

April 5, 2016

Faculty and students protest return of professor accused of harassment and assault to campus after a one-term unpaid leave.

April 5, 2016

University rejects student demands to drop name from public affairs school, but pledges to provide context on Wilson’s legacy of racism. U of Mississippi, meanwhile, debates the right context for a statue of a Confederate soldier.

April 4, 2016

Work at a regional public university? You'll earn more at a unionized, large urban institution, according to new analysis of faculty salaries.

April 4, 2016

Vice provost at U of Wisconsin makes an unusually frank video in response to a racial incident -- and attracts attention most university statements never receive.

April 1, 2016

Academic Preservation Trust, weeks away from a meeting in North Carolina, opts to move event to Maryland, refusing to meet in state that has just passed an antigay, antitransgender law.

April 1, 2016

The effects of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement are far-reaching and demand a restoration of civil discourse in higher education, writes Richard M. Joel.

March 31, 2016

As North Carolina bars many transgender people from using facilities that reflect their identities, Cooper Union makes all bathrooms gender neutral.

March 28, 2016

New North Carolina law requires public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don't reflect their identities. UPDATE: Three university employees sue.

March 28, 2016

A major writing conference caught flak last year for rejecting panels about disabilities in writing. It's made some changes, but some still aren't satisfied.

March 24, 2016

U of California alters definitions in proposed statement on intolerance that is attracting considerable scrutiny from faculty members and activists.

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