ERIC Number: ED423778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Higher Education, Race & Diversity: Views from the Field.
The four papers in this document address issues of higher education, race, and diversity. First, "The Impact of Diversity on College Students: The Latest Research," reviews recent studies and finds that diversity initiatives, from those focusing on access, to those focusing on campus climate, to those focusing on comprehensive institutional transformation, provide demonstrable benefits to all students, whatever their backgrounds and characteristics. Second, "Diversity and the College Curriculum: How Colleges & Universities Are Preparing Students for a Changing World," presents an overview of developments in curriculum transformation and a discussion of what these changes seek to accomplish, as well as a list of resources on diversity and the college curriculum. Third, "Faculty Recruitment in Higher Education: Research Findings on Diversity and Affirmative Action," debunks myths about affirmative action and faculty hiring, provides facts on how the job market actually works for minority faculty, and concludes that affirmative action hiring policies are still necessary to ensure equal treatment for women and minority candidates. Finally, "Political Correctness: The Truth about Diversity and Tolerance in Higher Education," provides data refuting claims that conservative faculty members and students are being persecuted for their beliefs and that efforts to address diversity and intolerance result in more rather than less tension on college campuses. (Individual papers contain references and additional resources.) (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.