24 avril 2018

Calif.’s higher ed diversity problem

University Business Magazine logoIn 1996, right after voters in California banned affirmative action in employment and college admissions, minority student enrollment at two and four-year institutions plummeted. What has happened since though, is pretty remarkable. More...

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23 avril 2018

Mincing words: Diversity and inclusion

University Business Magazine logoIn the late 1960s, in the wake of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in this country, Black/African-American studies departments began to spring up at institutions — mostly the major research institutions — across the country in response to student activism on campus. By the 1990s and early 2000s, higher ed finally began to recognize that race in this country was non-binary — the country is not only black and white — and offices of Diversity and Inclusion began sprouting up on campuses nationwide. More...

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22 avril 2018

How Should We Check Our Privilege?

By Eboo PatelI first heard the word "privilege" as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois in the early-mid 1990s. As a student of color on campus who had grown up with a fair amount of racism, I quite enjoyed telling white students to "check their race privilege." More...

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Taking Diversity Seriously

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Back in the 90’s, when I was in grad school, I had a feminist professor who used to denigrate one school of feminism by referring to it as the “add women and stir” school. More...

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21 avril 2018

Focus on Diversity at Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Community colleges typically enroll a broad range of students, but many are doubling down on efforts to promote diversity and inclusion even as they face resistance -- sometimes from within their own ranks. More...

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Tuition Hikes Hurt Diversity

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The paper, published Friday in the journal Research in Higher Education, builds on the long-established idea that increases in tuition can depress overall college enrollment. Its findings represent a new challenge for public institutions that argue financial aid offsets the negative impacts of tuition hikes. More...

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19 avril 2018

On the Road to Champion

HomeLast year, I wrote "Getting Up to Speed on Diversity" to share strategies on how graduate students could posit, develop and articulate their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI. More...

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Our Questionable Support of Diversity in Higher Ed

HomeDespite all our professed support of the concept, Clara M. Lovett asks, how much do we truly value it?
In 1978, when the Supreme Court heard the landmark Bakke case that permitted race to be considered as one of several factors in higher education admissions, several colleges and universities filed amicus briefs in support of the University of California’s race-conscious policies. More...

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Creating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Faculties

HomeWe must change hiring practices to produce racially and ethnically diverse faculties, argues Estela Mara Bensimon. More...

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31 mars 2018

Asian Americans think an elite college degree will shelter them from discrimination. It won't

University Business Magazine logoCollege admissions season is here. In the coming weeks, millions of high school seniors will receive letters of acceptance or rejection. They will then have a few more weeks to choose which school to attend. More...

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