ERIC Number: ED481450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Achieving an Inclusive Graduate Community. Inclusiveness Series.
Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.
Since 1994, the Council of Graduate Schools has awarded the Peterson's Award for Innovation in Promoting an Inclusive Graduate Community to one graduate school each year for the leadership it has taken in modeling practices and programs for the graduate community as a whole. This volume is the first in a series that tries to bring the voices of those who have been doing the day-to-day work of promoting inclusiveness to a broader audience. This first volume discusses the rationale for inclusiveness and some of its benefits and challenges, drawing on the experiences of award winners. Challenges identified are: (1) lack of understanding among the majority population of the benefits of inclusiveness; (2) faculty who have not "bought in" to the benefits of inclusiveness; (3) lack of funding; (4) concerns about the methods of selection; (5) complaints about a lack of a qualified pool of students; (6) lack of an opportunity to attract students because of the geographical undesirability of a campus; and (7) lack of a diverse faculty. Three appendixes list contributors and programs and present the submission of the 2002 Peterson's winner, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. (SLD)
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student), Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Inclusive Schools, Multicultural Education
Council of Graduate Schools, Department 0637, Washington, DC 20073-0637 (members: $15 for three-volume set; nonmembers, $25). Tel: 202-223-3791; Fax: 202-331-7157; Web site: http://www.cgsnet.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For volumes 2 and 3, see HE 036 237-238.