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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Garces, Liliana M.; Jayakumar, Uma M. – Educational Researcher, 2014
Through an analysis of relevant social science evidence, this article provides a deeper understanding of critical mass, a concept that has become central in litigation efforts related to affirmative action admissions policies that seek to further the educational benefits of diversity. We demonstrate that the concept of critical mass requires an…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Race, Court Litigation, Educational Policy
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Pike, Gary R.; Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2007
Affirmative action in college admissions is based on the premise that a diverse student body contributes to interactions among students from different backgrounds, which are in turn positively related to desirable outcomes of college. This study evaluates the merits of this rationale for affirmative action by examining the direct and indirect…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Student Diversity, College Students