Colleges' guide to supporting diversity efforts on campus
Colleges say they value diversity on campus, but achieving it is another matter. In this Spotlight on Diversity, we take a deep dive into the challenges colleges face in their efforts to attract and retain students from a range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds — and where they're dropping the ball.
First, we break down the current affirmative action lawsuit facing Harvard University and what the possible outcomes mean for colleges that consider race in admissions today.
Then, we explore the methods colleges are using to track the effectiveness of their diversity measures and what they could be doing better. We round out this issue with a look at the implications of the Trump administration's travel ban and declining international student enrollment for higher education.
How is your campus community measuring its diversity efforts? Let us know.
A conservative court, an opposed administration and several lawsuits in progress suggest colleges relying on race-conscious admissions should be ready to change their approach. Read More »
Recruitment experts say institutions aren't doing enough to measure the impact of their efforts to attract and retain a diverse student body. Read More »
Administrators at small colleges across the country share their institutions' efforts to create more inclusive campus environments. Read More »
"Know who to talk to, how to get money, and what amount you want to get," one diversity officer told peers at a meeting of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Read More »
The share of faculty hires each year who identify as black dipped slightly during a 10-year period ending in 2016. Read More »
The implications go beyond sending a signal to oversees students that they are not welcome to participate in U.S. higher education, say industry experts. Read More »
Brad Farnsworth of the American Council on Education shares several steps colleges can take to keep international student enrollment up. Read More »
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