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ERIC Number: EJ791619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 325
ISSN: ISSN-1551-6970
The Challenge of Diversity: Involvement or Alienation in the Academy? ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 31, Number 1
Smith, Daryl G., Ed.; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E., Ed.
ASHE Higher Education Report, v31 n1 p1-100 2005
It is easier to talk about a desire to create a report card for higher education--to evaluate its success--than to actually do it. While some objective data are available, success also depends upon the choice of relevant criteria. This choice and the interpretation of the data vary depending upon the view one brings to the study. Moreover, it is difficult to imagine discussing higher education without reflecting the multidimensionality of the system. Great variation is present within the system on most any criterion. In evaluating the response to diversity, however, the three most common measures involve patterns of enrollment, retention through completion of degree programs, and the institutional climate. This report evaluates higher education as a system in these terms. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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