The Future of Diversity: Academic Leaders Reflect on American Higher Education

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

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In The Future of Diversity, distinguished academic leaders - heads of universities and foundations as well as faculty with valuable research and personal experience - discuss the next stage in the pursuit of democratic diversity and excellence on our campuses across the country.  How can we make our universities more socially representative and open to all who wish to study?  How can we create a campus culture that is more hospitable to a diverse student, staff, and faculty?  What steps can we take to improve the university's relevance to our globalizing world?  This volume assesses current attempts to create a positive and democratic campus culture and lays out some specific and general proposals for achieving greater success in the future.

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In The Future of Diversity, distinguished academic leaders - heads of universities and foundations as well as faculty with valuable research and personal experience - discuss the next stage in the pursuit of democratic diversity and excellence on our campuses across the country.  How can we make our universities more socially represent...

Daniel Little has served as chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 2000. Previously he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bucknell University from 1996 to 2000. He is a philosopher of the social sciences and the author of six books, including Microfoundations, Method and Causation (1998) and The Paradox ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023062068X

ISBN - 13:9780230620681

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Introduction--Satya P. Mohanty * Universities and Democratic Culture--Nancy Cantor * From Diverse Campuses to Integrated Campuses: How Can We Tell If We Are “Walking the Walk”?--Jeffrey S. Lehman * Is Diversity without Social Justice Enough?--Michael Hames-García * Equity and Excellence from Three Points of Reference--Daniel Little * Prestige and Quality in American Colleges and Universities--Steven J. Diner * Embracing the Commitment to Access, Diversity, and Equity in Higher Education--Muriel A. Howard * Diversity and Excellence in American Higher Education--Eugene M. Tobin * Educational Inequality and Three Ways to Address It--Michael S. McPherson and Matthew A. Smith * Consuming Diversity in American Higher Education--Gregory M. Anderson * College Access, Geography, and Diversity--Teresa Sullivan * Higher Education and the Challenge of Inclusion--Marvin Krislov * Notes on Publishing in Economics from the Back of the Bus--William Darity Jr. * Constructing Junior Faculty of Color as Strugglers: The Implications for Tenure and Promotion--Stephanie Fryberg