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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801898594
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 07/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daryl G. Smith (CLAREMONT, CA) is a senior research fellow and professor emerita of education and psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She is a coauthor of Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change and Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths and the editor of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging Perspectives on Institutional Transformation.

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

What People are Saying About This

Yolanda T. Moses

This book frames a comprehensive approach to diversity that shifts the emphasis from individuals to institutions. The author pushes us past our assumptions and safe ways of seeing difference and inclusion. It is tantamount to a paradigm shift for the entire diversity field. It is a most significant piece of work for this century.

Yolanda T. Moses, University of California, Riverside

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