ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
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Encouraging Difficult Classroom Discussions in Complicated Times

Today’s colleges and universities face a number of significant diversity- and inclusion-related challenges, including a continued lack of support for and commitment to the...

UMass Lowell Builds Inclusive Community Through Intentionality

As chancellor of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, Jacqueline Moloney, EdD, understands that when it comes to diversity and inclusion, the best results...

AAAED Supports Professional Development for Diversity Executives

The American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) is a nonprofit advocacy organization that develops training programs in an effort to promote support...

Negative Diversity Interactions Affect Students’ Cognitive Development, Study Shows

Exposure to and engagement with individuals of different races, ethnicities, religions, and ideologies often leads to positive experiences for college students. However, a new...

Big 12 Universities Excel at More than Just Sports

It would be fair to assume that when most people consider the Big 12 Conference, the first thing that comes to mind is the...

Diversity Inspires University of New Mexico Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing’s...

New Mexico comprises a burgeoning mix of cultures, with the second largest percentage of Native Americans and the largest percentage of Hispanics of any...

The Missing Piece in Diverse Faculty Hiring: Professional Development on Implicit...

In an article published in The Hechinger Report in September, Marybeth Gasman, a professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “The...

University of Central Florida Prepares Students for Success Via Access and...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Embracing Diversity in Nursing to Improve Healthcare

Historically, the nursing profession has adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities it serves. The challenge facing healthcare today is the requisite...

The Key to Successful Diversity Training Is Creativity and Flexibility

More than 80 percent of faculty members who participated in a focus group studying the effects of the Summer Diversity Training Institute at the...

BESt Summer Institute Prepares Underrepresented High School Students for Careers in...

Every summer, a group of talented multicultural high school students from the St. Louis area participates in a program called the BESt Pharmacy Summer...

Virginia Tech Fulfills Mission Through Service to Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Emerging from Within: How Chief Diversity Officers Can Use Organizational Sagas...

As diversity scholars and leaders in higher education, we recognize that the role of chief diversity officers (CDOs) builds upon the efforts of our...

Schools, Hospitals Work to Overcome Nursing Shortages with Financial, Educational Incentives

Despite the current 2.7-million-strong nursing workforce, the United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage, with nearly 315,000 positions needing to be...

‘How Will You Contribute to Our Diverse Population?’

College application questions convey institutions’ commitment to diversity and challenge potential students to think about the same  More and more colleges and universities are asking...

Grant Allows Morehouse School of Medicine to Focus on Improving Diversity...

With funding from a $3 million grant from nonprofit healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) created the Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy...

K-12 School Districts Work to Improve Inclusion Through Teacher Training

Diversity and inclusion have long been recognized as critical in higher education, and within the past 10 years, many K-12 schools have also increased...

Research Aims to Improve Experiences of Marginalized Groups

As the national conversation on race and diversity continues to expand and diverge, colleges and universities are beginning to support scholarship in these areas...

INSIGHT Welcomes SUNY System’s Carlos Medina as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board Carlos N. Medina, EdD, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer for the...

Political Situations CDOs Should Avoid or Manage

The role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) in higher education continues to evolve into a position of increasing authority and one central to...

Texas Tech Focuses on Long-Term Success of Students, Faculty with Extensive...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Ensuring Our Nation’s Health Through Education and Equity

Health professions schools face unique challenges when it comes to recruiting, educating, and treating diverse populations. With so many constituents to serve and support,...

Healthcare Accrediting Agencies Strive to Align Standards with Sector’s Inherent Diversity

Institutional accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that assures the public that an institution provides a quality education. Programmatic accreditation, on the other hand,...

Campus Chief Diversity Officers: An Important, Evolving Role

Colleges and universities are incubators for intellectual dialogue, laboratories for creative and innovative inquiry, and hubs for cutting-edge research. But more important, college campuses...

University of Houston Embraces Diversity as an Inherent Aspect of its...

Highlights from the first institution to receive three INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards in one year: University of Houston, University of...

NCAA Hosts Annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

On September 20 and 21, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted the fifth annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium at its national office...

University of Michigan Implements $85M Diversity Strategic Plan

The University of Michigan (UM) announced last week the creation of a new five-year strategic plan — launched this month — aimed at improving...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Movement Gains Momentum

Many communities across the country are moving toward celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of, or alongside, Columbus Day, held the second Monday of...

Holistic Admissions Review

Crafting a Diverse Community That Enhances Education Most small colleges, along with selective colleges — those that accept less than half of all students who apply —...

Focus on Inclusive Excellence at MSU Denver Provides for Recruitment, Retention...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Diversity Graduation Tassel Sparks Debate at George Washington University

George Washington University (GWU) recently announced that it plans to offer students who complete at least eight weeks of diversity and inclusion training prior...

Oklahoma State Takes Top-Down Approach to Building an Inclusive Campus Community

For diversity and inclusion efforts to be successful, they need to be all-encompassing and campuswide, according to Oklahoma State University (OSU). As such, the university...

NCAA Focuses on Leadership on Path to Improving Inclusion in College...

 Conversations about transorming and creating a more diverse organizational culture cannot take place without parallel conversations regarding the role of leadership. In fact, most...

Studies Find Diverse Teams to Be More Effective

Numerous studies have found that both inherent and acquired diversity is associated with business success. For example, a 2009 analysis of 506 companies showed...

Florida State’s Shared Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Talking the Talk

How Politicians and Activists Are Holding the Federal Reserve Bank Accountable for Its Diversity Efforts  More and more, women across the world are serving in...

George Mason Commits $1M to Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

George Mason University announced this week the allocation of $1 million to fund diversity and inclusion efforts across its Fairfax, Va., campus. University President Ángel...

A Year Later: Is the AACSB Advancing Diversity at Business Schools?

Business schools are lagging behind when it comes to diversity. Specifically, underrepresented populations account for only 16 percent of the U.S. graduate management education...

Iowa Universities Work to Improve Inclusion on Campus

The University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (Iowa State) are working to provide an atmosphere of inclusive excellence to students, faculty, and...

SUNY Binghamton Under Fire for “Stop White People” Course

The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton) has come under scrutiny for offering a “Stop White People” course. The university is requiring...

Penn State’s Diversity Inspires a Thriving Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Recognizing the Need to Support Multiracial College Students

Roughly 2.4 percent of Americans identified as multiracial in the 2000 census. In 2010, that number increased to 2.9 percent, and the U.S. Census...

STEM Employment: Possibilities and Challenges

In the last decade, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Bureau...

Online Index Helps Students Find Most Culturally Diverse Global Campuses

A new online tool helps international students and those seeking to study abroad choose the best campus based on their preferences. With the new...

The Role of the CDO in Advancing Gender Equity at a...

A look inside Georgia Tech’s gender equity initiative As diversity professionals in higher education, we are aware of the gender equity challenges faced by technology-focused...

Auburn University Scrutinized for Diversity Efforts, High Tuition

A recent survey reveals that Auburn University (AU) in Alabama spends nearly $1 million annually to employ 17 staff members in its Office of...

NCAA to Call on College Presidents to Sign Diversity, Gender Equity...

Presidents and chancellors at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member schools will soon be encouraged to sign a pledge committing their institutions to increasing...

UW-Madison to Test Diversity Training Program on Incoming Freshmen

With hopes of providing an opportunity for students to learn about themselves and others, the University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to test a new diversity...

Study Reveals Disconnect Between Students’ Expectations, Attitudes on Religious Diversity

The majority of college freshmen believe their colleges should be welcoming of individuals from diverse religious backgrounds, a new survey reveals; however, those same...

Most Americans Oppose Affirmative Action Policies, Poll Shows

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to uphold the consideration of race in college admissions by the University of Texas (UT) at...

New Hiring Policy at UC Requires Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

In an effort to ensure future faculty and staff who support its mission, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is now requiring that all job...

INSIGHT Announces New Partnership with HERC

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is proud to announce its partnership with the nonprofit Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC was launched in Northern California in...

American Conference on Diversity Empowers Individuals, Communities to Address Social Justice...

Formed as an offshoot of the National Conference of Christians and Jews — which was established in 1927 to bring an interfaith community together...

The Role of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Law

INSIGHT’s discussion with chief diversity officers of three U.S. law firms  INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three chief diversity officers at law firms across the country...

George Mason Law School’s New Moniker Raises Questions Over Academic Freedom

Plans to rename George Mason University’s School of Law — located in Arlington, Va. — for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia...

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Improves Access to Healthcare and Careers

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Pipeline Program Sets Students Up for Success Long Before Taking LSAT

Frustrated by the persistent assumption by many in the legal field that it was not possible to diversify the profession in Colorado, Judge Christine...

MCCA Works to Improve Legal Pipeline with Law Student Scholarships

Founded in 1997 with the mission to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority and other diverse attorneys, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association...

BUILDING BONDS: Penn State Law Supports Minority Students Via Mentorship

College enrollment has been on the rise since 1990 and is projected to continue. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, this increase...

Areas for Improvement

Challenges and Recommendations to Addressing Diversity in the Legal Profession According to a 2014 review by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)...

International Students Provide Colleges a Mutually Beneficial Relationship

As state legislatures continue to slash spending on higher education and colleges and universities face continually declining enrollment, more institutions are turning their attention...

New Book Provides Leaders with Tools for Managing Diverse Employees

Many leaders in higher education and beyond need a quick reference guide on how to effectively handle a range of managerial situations. Janet A....

Changing the Face of the Legal Profession: Two Law Schools’ Commitment...

In the early 1990s, after a decade of teaching and writing about law, Don Lively began to develop concerns about the state — and...

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Policies at UT Austin

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an affirmative action admissions program used by the University of Texas...

Skidmore College Awarded $1.2M Grant to Explore Diversity Through Art

Through two grants, worth a total of $1.2 million, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., plans to explore issues of identity and race through...

New Survey Aims to Measure Success of Colleges’ Inclusion Efforts

With the release of a new survey, colleges and universities across the country — many of which increased their diversity and inclusion efforts over...

ETS Recommends Focusing Less on GRE in Graduate Admissions Decisions

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) is launching a campaign to change the way colleges and universities use the graduate record examination (GRE) when making...

Teach for America Dissolves National Diversity Office, Shifts Focus to Local...

For the third year in a row, Teach for America (TFA) is reporting a shortage in applications for its teaching corps, which works primarily...

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master’s Program Teaches History of Diversity...

The Diversity and Equity in Education master’s degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign coaches educators on how to ensure all students...

TFA Dissolves National Diversity Office, Shifts Focus to Local Efforts

For the third year in a row, Teach for America (TFA) is reporting a shortage in applications for its teaching corps, which works primarily...

Pomona College Adds Diversity Requirement to Tenure-Review Process

Faculty at Pomona College, a private liberal arts school in California, voted overwhelmingly last week to change the institution’s criteria for tenure to require...

University of Tennessee Forced to Shutter its Diversity Office

The day after a bill diverting state funding from the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Office of Diversity and Inclusion became law May 20, UT...

Making Every Voice Matter: University of Georgia Recognizes Diversity Across its...

With more than 36,000 students and a combined faculty and staff population of 10,000, the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens is channeling the...

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Individualized Approach to Building Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Purdue Releases Plan to Increase Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

More than six months after students protested racism on campus and issued a list of demands to the administration, the Provost’s Advisory Committee on...

Columbia University’s Teachers College Maps the Path to Diversity for...

College graduates are facing a changing world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2044, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a...

Efforts to Improve Faculty Diversity Are Increasing, But Much Work Remains

As students across the country have taken to public spaces to express their frustration over college and university’s disregard for diversity issues, they have...

In an Unequal World, Women’s Liberal Arts Colleges Remain Relevant

There are currently fewer than 50 women’s-only colleges in the U.S., and graduates of these liberal arts institutions make up less than 2 percent...

Wichita State Prepares Future Teachers to Work in Multicultural Classrooms Via...

Faced with an increasing number of multicultural, urban students — many of whom are poor or working-class — some schools of education are focusing...

Ellen Pao Creates Project to Address Silicon Valley’s Gender Diversity Problem

Ellen Pao, former interim chief executive of the social-networking and news site Reddit, announced on Tuesday that she is assembling a group of eight...

Kansas Chancellor Vetoes Fee Increase for Parallel Student Government

In March, members of the Kansas Student Senate at the University of Kansas (KU) approved a student fee increase to establish a parallel Multicultural...

Certificate Program Focuses on Human Element of Animal Care

In 2011, the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) released its assessment of the...

Attracting Diverse Employees Requires Improved Access to Cultural Amenities

When I was studying for my master’s degree, one of my professors reiterated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s statement that Sunday morning is the...

Asians and Pacific Islanders Are Scarce in Higher Ed Leadership, but...

While it is unclear just how many Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) hold senior-level positions in higher education, some people may be surprised to...

College of William and Mary Implements Changes to Increase On-Campus Diversity

On Tuesday, College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley announced that the institution will be spending $1 million to recruit a more diverse...

Improving Access to Healthcare for Transgender Individuals

When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name and appearance last year, the event shined a light on the transgender...

Tennessee Representatives Pass Bill to Defund UT’s Office of Diversity and...

After months of scrutinizing efforts by the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Tennessee House of Representatives approved a bill...

Health Professions CDO Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with the chief diversity officers of the country’s leading medical, dental, and veterinary higher education organizations about their roles...

A Chronic Condition: Diversity in Medical Studies Is Key to Reducing...

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 16.4 million uninsured Americans have gained healthcare coverage; the largest increases are in African...

Using a Sense-of-Belonging Approach to Support Young Men at Rochester...

The persistence, academic success, and graduation of college students are on the minds of college administrators and higher education researchers at institutions across the...

University of Virginia School of Medicine Bridges Gap for Minorities in...

With a shortage of minorities in the medical field, it’s no wonder the perception is that most doctors are white. However, the University of...

Petition to Reinstate Western Civilization Course Requirement at Stanford Garners Criticism

An initiative at Stanford University to reinstate a “Western Civilization” course requirement to the university’s core curriculum is being voted on by students today....

California State Polytechnic University Improves Diversity Plan After Pressure from Student...

Under pressure from students to improve upon diversity and inclusion efforts, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (SLO) released an updated draft of...

Female, Minority Executives Who Value Diversity Rated Poorly by Bosses, Study...

In a study published by the Harvard Business Review this week, research reveals that women and non-white executives who value diversity and who hire...

Voices from Campus: Diversity Leadership Takes Many Forms

The past year forced many senior college and university administrators to examine their commitment — or lack thereof — to diversity and inclusion on...

Islamic Society Stages Public Prayer to Spread Message of Understanding

To raise awareness of diversity at Boston University (BU) and combat stereotypes that contribute to Islamophobia, the Islamic Society of Boston University (ISBU) hosted...

INSIGHT’s Diversity Virtual Career Fair Attracts Diverse Employers and Job Seekers

The first-ever national diversity virtual career fair, hosted by INSIGHT Into Diversity via virtual recruiting platform CareerEco on February 23, attracted nearly 60 employers...

Longtime Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Columbia University’s Success

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Wheaton College Adopts Diversity Requirement After Months of Controversy

After several months of controversy over former Provost Stanton Jones’ decision to fire tenured professor Larycia Hawkins for donning a hijab — a show...