Daryl G. Smith has devoted her career to studying and fostering diversity in higher education. She has 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 draws on forty years of studies from a wide variety of fields to outline the next generation of diversity efforts for building institutional capacity for excellence in a pluralistic democracy while bringing about lasting and meaningful change.
This thoughtful volume gives researchers and administrators the tools they need to develop and institute innovative, effective, and sustainable diversity strategies.
"Unequivocally and strategically frames the implementation of our contemporary diversity imperative."— Journal of College Student Development
"A must-read for anyone working in higher education... This book offers a deep, broad, and forward-looking approach to making Diversity's Promise for Higher Education a closer, rather than a distant, reality."— Review of Higher Education
"Offer[s] a multifaceted approach for colleges and universities to follow in seeking to make diversity efforts constitute a core part of institutional functioning."— Teachers College Record
"Provides guidance for advisors interested in developing a stronger understanding of diversity-related topics and provides the stimulus for meaningful discussions about methods that enhance the institutional climate for multiple student groups."— NACADA Journal
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