What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies and Strategies

ISBN-10: 1579220673

ISBN-13: 9781579220679

Edition: 2003

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Description: * A unique reference describing successful diversity initiatives in higher educationHigher education, like the nation, is facing major demographic changes. Our colleges and universities recognize they not only have to be more inclusive, but that they have to provide an environment that will effectively retain and develop the growing population of ethnically and racially diverse students. How ready are they and what should they be doing?Frank W. Hale, Jr. -- known as the "Dean of Diversity" for his pioneering efforts in establishing Ohio State as one of the institutions graduating the most Black Ph.D.s -- has gathered twenty-two leading scholars and administrators from around the country who describe the successful diversity programs they have developed.Recognizing the importance of diversity as a means of embracing the experiences, perspectives and expertise of other cultures, this book shares what has been most effective in helping institutions to create an atmosphere and a campus culture that not only admits students, faculty and staff of color but accepts and welcomes their presence and participation.This is a landmark reference for every institution concerned with inclusivity and diversity. The successes it presents offers academic leaders much they can learn from, and ideas and procedures they can adapt, as they discuss and develop their own campus policies and initiatives. Contributors:Samuel BetancesDonald BrownCarlos E. CortsMyra GordonLinda S. GreeneFrank W. Hale, Jr.Margaret N. HarriganWilliam B. HarveyFreeman A. Hrabowski, IIILee JonesWilliam "Brit" KirwanPaul KivelAntoinette MirandaJoAnn MoodyLeslie N. PollardNeil L. RudenstineWilliam E. SedlacekMac A. StewartM. Rick TurnerClarence G. WilliamsRaymond A. Winbush

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List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 9/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William E. Kirwan is Chancellor of the University of Maryland System of Higher Education

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword: Diversity in higher education--why it matters
Introduction
The Culture of Power
A Brief Meditation on Diversity and "Duhversity"
Limits to Pluribus, Limits to Unum: Unity, diversity, and the great American balancing act
How to Become an Outstanding Educator of Hispanic and African-American First-Generation College Students
Diversity and Learning at Harvard: An historical view
The Mit Experience: Personal perspectives on race in a predominantly white university
Self-Discovery to Actualization: Charting a course to make a difference
The Office of African-American Affairs: A celebration of success
The Development of a Multicultural Student Services Office and Retention Strategy for Minority Students: Still miles to go!
Effective Minority Programs at the Ohio State University
Departmental Good Practices for Retaining Minority Graduate Students
Diversification of the Faculty: Frank talk from the front line about what works
Overcoming the Odds: Producing high-achieving minority students in science and engineering
The Combination of Opportunity and Support Equals Success: The options through education program at Boston College
Strategic Priorities and Strategic Funding: Minority faculty hiring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988-2003
A Multicultural Research Program
Foundations for Making Racial Diversity Work
Deans as Diversity Leaders: Modifying attitudes by taking bold actions--learning lessons, and changing cultures
Hale's inventory for assessing an institution's commitment to multicultural programming
Index
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