Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Making It Work

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Overview

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

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Teachers College Record
A valuable resource in offering a multifaceted approach for colleges and universities to follow in seeking to make diversity efforts constitute a core part of institutional functioning... Smith offers a very useful work that is accessible to a more general audience, including higher education administrators, as well as of value to scholars specializing in diversity issues.

— Neal Hutchens

Journal of College Student Development
An important contribution for its succinct and persuasive framing of diversity as more than an afterthought but as an essential and primary lens through which to view our institutional work education... This text unequivocally and strategically frames the implementation of our contemporary diversity imperative.

— Ryan P. Barone & Sue A. Saunders

NACADA Journal
This book 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.

— Adrian H. Huerta

Review of Higher Education
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.

— Christine A. Stanley

Kick Ass Book Reviews

Each generation is becoming more diverse than the previous, that being said, even you that teach in rural or suburban communities will benefit from this book.

Teaching Theology and Religion

A groundbreaking text that highlights diversity's crucial role as a driving force for change in higher education.

Journal of College Student Development - Ryan P. Barone & Sue A. Saunders

An important contribution for its succinct and persuasive framing of diversity as more than an afterthought but as an essential and primary lens through which to view our institutional work education... This text unequivocally and strategically frames the implementation of our contemporary diversity imperative.

Teachers College Record - Neal Hutchens

A valuable resource in offering a multifaceted approach for colleges and universities to follow in seeking to make diversity efforts constitute a core part of institutional functioning... Smith offers a very useful work that is accessible to a more general audience, including higher education administrators, as well as of value to scholars specializing in diversity issues.

NACADA Journal - Adrian H. Huerta

This book 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.

Review of Higher Education - Christine A. Stanley

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.

NACADA

This book 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.

— Adrian H. Huerta

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421405735
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 244,108
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Daryl G. Smith is a professor of education and psychology at Claremont Graduate University and author or coauthor of a number of books and articles, including Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths; Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change; Assessing Diversity on College and University Campuses; The Challenge of Diversity: Involvement or Alienation in the Academy?; and A Diversity Research Agenda: What More Do We Need to Know?

Johns Hopkins University Press

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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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    Posted May 2, 2012

    Great book for reference

    Book was informative and will make a nice addition to my collection

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