Tagged with diversity

Diversity in Education

I have a number of articles on diversity (my favorite topic) to share today: Diversity Offices Aren’t What They Used to Be: Ronald Taylor, a sociologist who became a top diversity officer at the University of Connecticut, had built one of the broadest campus-diversity offices in the country by 2008. UConn’s Office of Multicultural and International … Continue reading

Teaching While Gay

I am one of dozens of professors who have been teaching a yearlong course called the “Common Intellectual Experience” at Ursinus College. All of our first-year students take the course simultaneously, grouped into classes of approximately 16, each led by a different professor. They read the same books at the same time, write papers with … Continue reading

Recruiters at Black Colleges Break From Tradition

Katy Daugherty enrolled at Tennessee State University because of the school’s flexible daytime, evening and online classes and its new urban-studies program. Once on campus at this historically black college, where more than 70% of the students are African-American, Ms. Daugherty, 29, who is white, became the minority. “It was definitely different, having grown up … Continue reading