Diversity in American Higher Education

Toward a More Comprehensive Approach

Author: Lisa M. Stulberg,Sharon Lawner Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136865624

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation to singular topics like access to higher education, financial aid, and affirmative action. By contrast, Diversity in American Higher Education captures in one volume the wide range of critical issues that comprise the current discourse on diversity on the college campus in its broadest sense. This edited collection explores: legal perspectives on diversity and affirmative action higher education's relationship to the deeper roots of K-12 equity and access policy, politics, and practice's effects on students, faculty, and staff. Bringing together the leading experts on diversity in higher education scholarship, Diversity in American Higher Education redefines the agenda for diversity as we know it today.
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Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education

ASHE Higher Education Report, 39:3

Author: Michael Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817850

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types, the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional variety. Through a discussion of history, theoretical contexts, and causes of homogenization, this monograph examines how higher education policymakers and leaders can strengthen institutional mission and preserve the benefits of institutional diversity. Higher education needs to serve a variety of functions for students, from liberal arts education to vocational training programs. No single institution or institutional type can adequately fulfill all of these roles, and this monograph considers the rewards and challenges of maintaining a healthy, beneficial diversity. It also covers the roles, purposes, trials, and benefits of institutional diversity. It provides practical examples and theoretical perspectives useful in understanding the complexities of higher education systems and the external pressures faced by colleges and universities that challenge institutional mission and threaten institutional diversity and its well-established benefits for students and society. This is the third issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education

Author: Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner

Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

ISBN: 9780536679475

Category: Education

Page: 758

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This reader focuses on racial/ethnic diversity in America's higher education institutions. Diversity is discussed from a historical perspective, providing a context for the many contemporary experiences described in these writings by and about students, staff, and faculty. The selections in this reader represent the research perspectives and theoretical models of many scholars, providing viewpoints of African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos in Higher Education. Selections cover seven areas: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education History; Faculty; Students; Benefits of Diversity; Curriculum/Learning/Teaching; Research Issues; and Policy Issues. The analysis, conclusions, recommendations and reflections of scholars contained in the writings provide insight into some of the possible remedies to the issues examined. Features include: Examines the benefits of diversity in the face of challenges and changes to campuses' affirmative action policies and practices Includes a collection of new articles on the benefits of diversity in higher education and on policy issues related to equity and access New discussions on the importance of academic leadership and policy development and implementation Discusses how the trends and transitions in demographic diversity contribute to the shaping of American higher education and capture the interest of scholars
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Transforming Understandings of Diversity in Higher Education

Demography, Democracy, and Discourse

Author: Penny A. Pasque,Noe Ortega,Marie P. Ting,John C. Burkhardt

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162036378X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This exciting new text examines one of the most important and yet elusive terms in higher education and society: What do we mean when we talk in a serious way about “diversity”? A distinguished group of diversity scholars explore the latest discourse on diversity and how it is reflected in research and practice. The chapters trace how the discourse on diversity is newly shaped after many of the 20th century concepts of race, ethnicity, gender and class have lost authority. In the academic disciplines and in public discourse, perspectives about diversity have been rapidly shifting in recent years. This is especially true in the United States where demographic changes and political attitudes have prompted new observations—some which will clash with traditional frameworks. This text brings together 9 scholars whose research has opened up new ways to understand the complexities of diversity in higher education. Because the essential topic under consideration is changing so quickly, the editors of this volume also have asked the contributors to reflect on the paths their own scholarship has taken in their careers, and to see how they would relate their current conceptualization of diversity to one or more of three identified themes (demography, democracy and discourse). Each chapter ends with a candid graduate student interview of the author that provides an engaged picture of how the authors wrestle with one of the most complicated topics shaping them (and all of us) as individuals and as scholars. Of interest to anyone who is following the debates about diversity issues on our campuses, the book also offers a wonderful introduction to graduate students entering a discipline where critically important ideas are still very much alive for discussion. The contributing scholars are: • Dr. Uma M. Jayakumar, University of San Francisco • Dr. Jarrett T. Gupton, University of Minnesota • Dr. Michael R. Woodford, Wilfrid Laurier University • Dr. Angela M. Locks, California State University, Long beach • Dr. Michelle Samura, Chapman University • Dr. Allison Lombardi, University of Connecticut • Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin • Dr. Tamara Nichele Stevenson, Westminster College • Dr. Courtney Carter, Mississippi State University
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What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education

Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies and Strategies

Author: Frank W. Hale

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579220679

Category: Education

Page: 336

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"This is a very useful collection of eighteen insightful essays for department chairs, deans, provosts, and others in positions of responsibility who are able to influence a college or university's policies and strategies to develop and advance a racially and culturally inclusive teaching and learning environment."--Teaching Theology and Religion Journal "A compendium of resources. Some chapters might be more useful to student affairs practitioners. Others might be useful to teachers and administrators. In general the personal narratives emerge most strongly as a testament to the efforts and struggles involved in transforming the capacity of higher education to successfully educate students of color." --Journal of College Student Development
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The compelling need for diversity in higher education

Gratz, et al. v. Bollinger, et al., no. 97-75231 (E.D. Mich.) : Grutter, et al. v. Bollinger, et al., no. 97-75928 (E.D. Mich.).

Author: University of Michigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The Future of Diversity

Academic Leaders Reflect on American Higher Education

Author: D. Little,S. Mohanty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230107885

Category: Education

Page: 254

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In The Future of Diversity , distinguished academic leaders, heads of universities and foundations as well as faculty with valuable research and personal experience, discuss the next stage in the pursuit of democratic diversity and excellence on our campuses across the country.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education

Author: Jeffries, Rhonda

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522557253

Category: Education

Page: 334

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One of the most important issues academic organizations face is how the administration and faculty handle cultural and varied differences in higher education. High racial tensions as well as the ever-increasing need for equality suggest that changes at the highest level are essential to move forward. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education is an essential reference source that discusses the need for academic organizations to establish policy that is current, alive, and fluid by design, thereby supporting an ongoing examination of best practices with an overt commitment to continued improvement, as well as an influence for future leaders who will emerge from the ranks. Featuring research on topics such as campus climate, university administration, and academic policy, this book is ideally designed for educators, department chairs, guidance professionals, career counselors, administrators, and policymakers who are seeking coverage on designing curricula that impact college and university admissions readiness and success.
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Doing Diversity in Higher Education

Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies

Author: Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813545974

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Using case studies from universities throughout the nation, Doing Diversity in Higher Education examines the role faculty play in improving diversity on their campuses. The power of professors to enhance diversity has long been underestimated, their initiatives often hidden from view. Winnifred Brown-Glaude and her contributors uncover major themes and offer faculty and administrators a blueprint for conquering issues facing campuses across the country. Topics include how to dismantle hostile microclimates, sustain and enhance accomplishments, deal with incomplete institutionalization, and collaborate with administrators. The contributors' essays portray working on behalf of diversity as a genuine intellectual project rather than a faculty "service." The rich variety of colleges and universities included provides a wide array of models that faculty can draw upon to inspire institutional change.
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A History of American Higher Education

Author: John R. Thelin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421402661

Category: Education

Page: 466

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Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning. This edition brings the discussion of perennial hot-button issues such as big-time sports programs up to date and addresses such current areas of contention as the changing role of governing boards and the financial challenges posed by the economic downturn.
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Diversity Issues in American Colleges and Universities

Case Studies for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals

Author: Lamont A. Flowers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074518

Category: Education

Page: 221

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The primary objective of this book is to help higher education and student affairs graduate students as well as current higher education and student affairs professionals practice and refine thinking skills needed to resolve diversity-related issues and problems on college and university campuses. Within each chapter the author has included case studies that address all of the different aspects of diversity and the following functional areas within higher education and student affairs: academic advising, administration, admissions, career services, counseling and psychological services, financial aid, Greek affairs, international education, institutional research, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, orientation services, residence life, student activities, student development in the two-year college, teaching, and wellness and student health. The case studies are designed to serve as a useful starting point to enable students and professionals to practice examining and thoughtfully articulating appropriate plans of action in response to the issues presented in each. Specifically, each case study is designed to help readers recognize and develop multicultural awareness and become competent users of multicultural knowledge and related skills. This book may be used as a supplementary textbook or a stand-alone text in undergraduate or graduate level courses, training modules, workshops, and seminars designed to provide opportunities to learn how to communicate with persons from different cultural backgrounds. In addition, the text contains a number of research projects that students and researchers will find interesting and challenging, including some that may be expanded to serve as dissertation projects and/or research publications.
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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research 13

Author: J.C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780875861210

Category: Education

Page: 414

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities.
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Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Author: James A. Banks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981522

Category: Education

Page: 2476

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With 695 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Four-Volume Set, in both print and electronic formats, presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels.
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Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education

Author: John R. Thelin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414236

Category: Education

Page: 384

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John R. Thelin’s A History of American Higher Education has become a standard in higher education studies. Designed to be used alongside this groundbreaking book or on its own, Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education presents primary sources that chart the social, intellectual, political, and cultural history of American colleges and universities from the seventeenth century to the present. Documents are organized in sections that parallel the chapters in the first book both chronologically and thematically. Thelin introduces sections with brief headnotes establishing the context for each source. In addition to such landmark documents as the charter for the College of Rhode Island (1764), the Morrill Land Grand Act (1862), the GI Bill (1944), and the Knight Commission Report on College Sports (2010), Thelin includes lively firsthand accounts by students and teachers that tell what it was like to be a Harvard student in the 1700s, to participate in the campus riots of the 1960s, to be a female college athlete in the 1970s, or to enroll at UCLA as a economically disadvantaged Latina in the 1990s. Thelin also includes pieces by popular writers such as Robert Benchley and James Thurber on their own college days, as well as an excerpt from Groucho Marx’s screwball film Horse Feathers that help illustrate how ingrained college life has become in American pop culture. Reflecting the richness of three centuries of American higher education, this complex and nuanced collection will be an essential resource for students of the history of education. -- Linda Eisenmann, Wheaton College
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Higher Education and the State in Latin America

Private Challenges to Public Dominance

Author: Daniel C. Levy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226476087

Category: Education

Page: 434

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Latin America higher education has undergone an astonishing transformation in recent years, highlighted by the private sector's growth from 3 to 34 percent of the region's total enrollment. In this provocative work Daniel Levy examines the sources, characteristics, and consequences of the development and considers the privatization of higher education within the broader context of state-society relationships. Levy shows how specific national circumstances cause variations and identifies three basic private-public patterns: one in which the private and public sectors are relatively similar and those in which one sector or the other is dominant. These patterns are analyzed in depth in case studies of Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. For each sector, Levy investigates origins and growth, and then who pays, who rules, and whose interests are served. In addition to providing a wealth of information, Levy offers incisive analyses of the nature of public and private institutions. Finally, he explores the implications of his findings for concepts such as autonomy, corporatism, and privatization. His multifaceted study is a major contribution to the literature on Latin American studies, comparative politics, and higher education.
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The Skillful Teacher

On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019869

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.
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Educational Inequalities

Difference and Diversity in Schools and Higher Education

Author: Kalwant Bhopal,Uvanney Maylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134612176

Category: Education

Page: 288

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While there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to "race," class and gender. This edited text aims to bring together researchers in the field of education located across many international contexts such as the UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Europe. Contributors investigate the ways in which dominant perspectives on "difference," intersectionality and institutional structures underpin and reinforce educational inequality in schools and higher education. They emphasize the importance of international perspectives and innovative methodological approaches to examining these areas, and seek to locate the dimensions of difference within recent theoretical discourses, with an emphasis on "race," class and gender as key categories of analysis.
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