Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Making It Work

Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Making It Work

by Daryl G. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080189316X

ISBN-13: 9780801893162

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Daryl G. Smith's career has been devoted to studying and fostering diversity in higher education. She has witnessed and encouraged the evolution of diversity from an issue addressed sporadically on college campuses to an imperative if institutions want to succeed. In Diversity's Promise for Higher Education, she analyzes how diversity is practiced today and

Overview

Daryl G. Smith's career has been devoted to studying and fostering diversity in higher education. She has witnessed and encouraged the evolution of diversity from an issue addressed sporadically on college campuses to an imperative if institutions want to succeed. In Diversity's Promise for Higher Education, she analyzes how diversity is practiced today and offers new recommendations for effecting lasting and meaningful change.

Smith argues that in the next generation of work on diversity, student population mix and performance will no longer be acceptable indicators of an institution's diversity effectiveness. To become more relevant to society, the nation, and the world while remaining true to their core mission, institutions must begin to see diversity, like technology, as central to teaching and research. She proposes a set of practices that will help colleges and universities embrace diversity as a tool for institutional success.

This thoughtful volume draws on 40 years of diversity studies. It offers both researchers and administrators an innovative approach to developing and instituting effective and sustainable diversity strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801893162
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I The Diversity Imperative

1 The National and Global Context for Diversity in Higher Education 3

2 The Role of Identity in Diversity 20

Part II Reframing Diversity

3 A Diversity Framework for Higher Education: Inclusive and Differentiated 47

4 The Past Forty Years 80

Part III Building Capacity by Interrupting the Usual

5 Identifying Talent: The Faculty 137

6 Working with and across Differences: Intergroup Relations and Identity 177

7 Student Learning and Success 196

Part IV What Will It Take?

8 Monitoring Progress on Diversity 229

9 Making Diversity Work: Recommendations and Conclusions 254

References 273

Index 325

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