Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Dec 16, 2015
Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

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.

Archive

May 13, 2016

Whatever the Supreme Court says about affirmative action, it is time for elite colleges to stop favoring white applicants over Asian Americans, writes Hrishikesh Joshi.

 

February 15, 2016

Justice's death may not change outcome on affirmative action, which he opposed. His record includes key votes and dissents on issues of black colleges, hate speech, single-sex public higher education and church-state line.

December 17, 2015

Racial inequality on campuses plays out in a variety of ways that must be dealt with on many different fronts, says Judith Shapiro.

December 16, 2015

Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

December 11, 2015

In the Fisher v. University of Texas case before the U.S. Supreme Court, the university will lose, argues Roger Clegg.

December 10, 2015

At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

December 9, 2015

What may be hanging in the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher is the ability of colleges to ensure a racially diverse student body and, just as critically, to build a diverse faculty, argue Peter McDonough and Lorelle L. Espinosa.

December 7, 2015

As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments about the right of colleges to consider race in admissions, it will be important for institutions to show the value of the holistic review process, argues Terri Taylor.

November 2, 2015

Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

October 27, 2015

Study finds that for applicants to U of California, race and ethnicity now influence scores more than family income and parental education levels. Could findings change debate over affirmative action?

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