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ERIC Number: ED566710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 288
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-9825207-2-7
Setting the Table for Diversity. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
Coleman, Lisa L., Ed.; Kotinek, Jonathan D., Ed.
National Collegiate Honors Council
This monograph provides a cross section of policy and practice through the voices and experiences of honors faculty, staff, and students from across the nation. While far from comprehensive, this volume does pick up different strands of thinking on diversity to present a rich and complicated understanding of what diversity is, why it is important, and how it might be usefully engaged by various communities of learners. The essays provide the opportunity to explore the issues of misrepresentation and underrepresentation for African American, disabled, Latina/o, international, and first-generation college students in honors. The monograph opens with Acknowledgements, a Foreword by Jonathan D. Kotinek, and the Introduction: "Changing Our Selves, Changing the World: Setting the Table for Diversity" by Lisa L. Coleman. The monograph is then divided into five parts. Part I: Defining Diversity in Honors, contains the first essays as follows: (1) Setting the Table for Diversity (Ellen Riek and Kathryn Sheridan); (2) African American Males and Honors Programs: Why Are Enrollments So Low? What Can Be Done? (Bridal Pearson and Deborah Kohl); (3) Welcoming Einstein: Students with Disabilities in the Honors Program (Doreen Arcus); (4) Mira al Espejo: A Reflection on Serving Latina/o Honors Students in Texas (Michael R. DeLeon); and (5) International Students and the Challenges of Honors (Gergana Yaneva, John Zubizarreta, and Natalia Miteva). Part II: Diversity Challenges and Opportunities, contains the next essays: (6) African American Males in Honors Programs: Suggestions and Best Practices for Success (Esther MaterĂ³n-Arum); (7) How Honors Programs Can Assist in the Transition of Gifted First-Generation and African American College Students (Lisa Brockenbrough Sanon-Jules); (8) The Dominican University Honors Program and Service Learning: Case Studies Focusing on Engaged Learning and Social Responsibility in Diverse Communities (Jayati Ghosh, Julia van der Ryn, Rizza Alcaria, Asta Haman-Dicko, Alma Delia Martinez Torres, and Peter Hoang); (9) A Place for Diversity: Experiential Projects in Honors Curricula (Marcella L. McCoy); (10) A Scientific Perspective on Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Discussions of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Class (Bridget M. Newell and Bonnie K. Baxter); (11) Nonviolent Ways to Win the War on Terror: A Student's Reflection on Study Abroad Placed into the Institutional Context of the UNF Honors Program (Kelly Heber, Ronald A. Lukens-Bull, and Charles R. Paulson); and (12) Psyche as Text: Diversity Issues and First-Year Honors Composition (Lisa L. Coleman). Part III: The Call for Transformative Diversity, completes the essays as follows: (13) Passing for Black: White Privilege and Black Identity Formation (Jonathan D. Kotinek); and (14) The Problem with Diversity: Moving Past the Numbers (Finnie D. Coleman). Part IV contains the following appendices: (1) Collected Statements on Diversity from NCHC Member Institutions; and (2) Structural Diversity Survey of NCHC Member Institutions. Part V presents the Contributor List. (Individual chapters contain references and appendices.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
Identifiers - Location: California; Dominica; Texas