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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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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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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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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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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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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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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