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ERIC Number: EJ893674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Insights Gained to Guide Future Research
Herzog, Serge
New Directions for Institutional Research, n145 p113-122 Spr 2010
Promotion of diversity based on ethnic and racial identity of both students and faculty has become a central tenet in U.S. higher education, permeating everything from curricular development to student and faculty recruitment, and from campus infrastructural planning to articulation of an institution's strategic mission. References to diversity on the websites of America's top one hundred universities far outnumber mentions of freedom, liberty, and democracy--hallmarks of the open exchange of ideas that traditionally characterizes the academy. Thus, given the paramount role of racial diversity in institutional planning and mission, it is incumbent on institutional research practitioners to be grounded in the relevant literature, and to be at ease with the conceptual and methodological challenges one encounters in examining the influence of diversity on both the social and the academic experience of students. This article reviews the findings from this volume and how they can inform institutional research practitioners in conducting diversity studies that address the conceptual and methodological challenges besetting this area of inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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