20 avril 2017

Equality and diversity initiatives are wide-ranging and creative

Résultat de recherche d'images pour This collection of case studies provides a rich picture of activities across a range of staff and student issues, including challenges which require a whole-institutional approach such as how to tackle gender based violence, and how to reduce the gender pay gap. Many of the initiatives here also involved whole community approaches, working together with external agencies or networks to acknowledge the role – and impact – higher education institutions can have in their local areas. More...

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19 avril 2017

Learning cities and cultural diversity

Cultural diversity is an important, highly topical issue in Italy. The country received over 10,000 asylum applicants in 2016 alone; new ways in which to integrate the refugees and asylum seekers fleeing conflict and violence in different parts of the world must therefore be explored. It is for this reason that Roma Tre University, with the support of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, organized the conference Learning Cities and Cultural Diversity in February 2017. More...

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13 avril 2017

The Effects of Lecture Diversity on Germane Load

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningAn important aspect of MOOCs is the way students interact with video lectures. Instruction provided through video lectures should focus on ways to increase germane cognitive load, which directly contributes to learning. One approach that may lead to an increase of germane load may be to use video lectures with diverse forms of media, including both auditory and visual aspects of multimedia. More...

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11 avril 2017

Diving Into Diversity and Safe Spaces

HomeBy Emily Tate. At American Council on Education annual meeting, three university leaders discuss freedom of expression and student demands for inclusive environments. Read more...

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10 avril 2017

Divisiveness Is Not Diversity

HomeCommenters lumped all college students into a homogeneous group as an object to condemn. But not all college students, even at an elite place like Middlebury College, are monolithic. Read more...

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19 mars 2017

How can architecture schools increase diversity?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When Patricia Nakaghala Muumba, a junior at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, was in second grade, a new building taking shape next to her elementary school in Kampala, Uganda, stirred her curiosity. More...

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Diversity efforts take center stage throughout higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In 2008, officials at Barnard College surveyed campus stakeholders to assess the climate of diversity and inclusiveness at the institution. More...

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Where black college students do best, and worst

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It seems it really does matter what college you go to, especially if you’re black. More...

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Arizona state leavens academia with intellectual diversity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Steven Wyman. Encouraging developments are as welcome as they are rare in colleges and universities that cultivate diversity in everything but thought. Fortunately, state legislatures, alumni, and philanthropists are planting little academic platoons that will make campuses less intellectually monochrome. More...

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Why is there so little social diversity in medicine?

The Guardian homeBy. College heads warn that without reassurance on their rights many lecturers, researchers and support staff will depart, causing ‘enormous damage’. More...

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