ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
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Lead Others Through Their Diversity and Inclusion Journey by Developing Yourself

There is an old saying that goes, “You can only take others as far as you’ve gone yourself.” I am a big believer in this...

Leveraging the Residential Campus to Further Diversity and Inclusion Goals

We know that racism is woven into the history, structure, and social and intellectual fabric of most institutions of higher education in the United...

Ascend Helps Pan-Asian Business Professionals Soar to New Heights

While Asians tend to be well represented in North American businesses, their numbers are much smaller in corporate leadership positions. Specifically, only 18 percent of...

The Importance of Identity: How the University of Maryland Uses Self-Discovery...

It can be difficult to fully understand and appreciate people from different cultures or backgrounds without first comprehending how one’s own background and beliefs...

The Future of Sustainability Leadership Rests with Higher Education

In the 1960s and ’70s, when the environmental movement was growing increasingly mainstream, activists focused on effecting change through legislative action, lobbying, education, and...

INSIGHT Welcomes NCAA’s Bernard Franklin as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board Bernard Franklin, PhD, executive vice president of education and community engagement and...

Report Reveals Lack of Diversity in Nation’s Most Powerful Roles

The New York Times published an article Monday that reveals diversity statistics of the most powerful people in American culture, government, education, and business....

California State University San Marcos Students Protest Chief Diversity Officer’s Dismissal

Students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) continue what has become a nearly month-long protest over the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Student protestors,...

INSIGHT Honors Columbia University, Penn State, and Texas Tech as Diversity...

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is proud to recognize Columbia University, Penn State, and Texas Tech University as its inaugural Diversity Champions. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment...

Certificate Program Encourages Engagement with and Service to Community

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing is giving its students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and...

Diversity and Inclusion’s Slow Climb

Students Aren’t Letting Higher Education or Legislators Off the Hook Over the last six months, the public has watched as college students across the country have...

Reflections on Changing a University’s Diversity Culture

I have been in academia now for  35 years. Looking back, I see how my experiences as a student, faculty member, naturalized citizen, and administrator...

Q-and-A: NCAA Chief Inclusion Officer Discusses Equity in College Athletics

As the regulatory body for student-athletes at its nearly 1,300 member institutions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) — formed more than a century...

Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance: Similarities, Differences, and How They Can Work...

When one hears the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “compliance,” similar ideas may come to mind. However, although these words have related associations, they each...

Why Cultural Competence Matters to Recruiters

Each year, thousands of college graduates attempt to launch their careers, all competing for jobs in their respective fields. And while a candidate’s education...

Indiana University Bloomington Remains Committed to Its Diversity Roots

Diversity at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington is more than a priority — it’s a legacy. Under the leadership of former President Herman B. Wells in...

University of Michigan Launches Program to Promote Inclusion On and Off...

A new program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business — one of the country’s leading business schools — is aimed at...

Brown University Announces Plan to Improve Faculty, Graduate Student Diversity

Brown University introduced a plan on Monday aimed at doubling the number of faculty and graduate students who have been historically underrepresented by 2022...

MLK Quote Remains at UO After Debate Over Its Inclusiveness

Some students at the University of Oregon (UO) recently argued for the removal of a Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. quote from a wall...

Online Exclusive: Nursing Professionals’ Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three nursing professionals about various issues within nursing education and practice. They offered insight into the increased demand...

Report Reveals Inconsistency with Apple’s Workplace Diversity Claims

Apple Inc. recently released its latest Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO-1) report, showing only a slight increase in the diversity of its workforce from year...

IIE Re-launches Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad in Asia

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced it is reopening the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), thanks to a $2 million...

Study Attributes Lack of Support for Higher Education by Older Generation...

Findings from a recent study reveal a link between the increase in the ethnic diversity of college students and waning support for public funding...

INSIGHT Welcomes Lisa McBride as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is happy to announce the addition of Lisa McBride, PhD, to its editorial board. McBride currently serves as chief diversity...

Twitter’s New Diversity Hire Ignites Backlash

Social media company Twitter announced last week that it hired Jeffrey Siminoff to serve as its new vice president of diversity and inclusion. Almost...

The Nontraditional Workweek: Embracing Workplace Flexibility as a Business Imperative

As the line between Americans’ work and non-work lives continues to blur, employers are more than ever seeing the value in offering flexible workplace...

First-Ever Alaska-Based PharmD Program Will Help Fill Critical Void

Despite a surplus of pharmacist jobs in Alaska, historically about the only way to get the education needed to qualify for one of those...

Insight into Pharmacy Education with the AACP’s Jennifer L. Adams

How the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy promotes diversity and inclusion in pharmacy education Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)...

On the Mend: Online Pharmacy Programs Bring Education, Practitioners to Rural...

The Pharmacy Manpower Project, Inc., projects that by 2020, there will be a deficit  of nearly 157,000 pharmacists in the U.S., according to its...

How to Build a High-Performing, Diverse and Inclusive Super A-Team

According to a recent study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), high-performing organizations place a higher premium on workforce diversity and inclusion than...

Dear Employer, Diversity Matters

A growing number of organizations and their leadership teams are acknowledging the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact they can have on business...

Scholarship Program Shows Incremental Improvement in Representation of Men, Minorities in...

When it comes to increasing the proportion of male nurses, leaders in the field say schools of nursing should study the lessons of the...

Researchers Call for Greater Diversity in Clinical Trials

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine this week raises questions about federally funded clinical trials and their implications on the health and...

With a Constant Focus on Improvement, Florida State University Continues to...

Florida State University (FSU), with its more than 40,000 students, has built a reputation on never settling. Although the school has been recognized by...

Cultural Transformation Drives Inclusive Excellence at UC College of Nursing

Recognizing that lasting change can come only from the concerted efforts of a group of people, the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing,...

Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Affirmative Action

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could...

Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Announced at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa (UI) announced this week that all incoming students in the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be required...

UT Knoxville Community Supports Diversity Office After Lawmakers Call for its...

Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee were calling for the defunding of the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Office of Diversity and Inclusion for...

Princeton Students Demand Removal of Woodrow Wilson’s Name from Campus

In one of the latest in a string of protests on college campuses across the nation, students at Princeton University are demanding that the...

Brown University Pledges $100M to Enhance Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

In response to student protests that took place across campus early last month, Brown University recently unveiled a 10-year $100 million plan to boost...

Founded on Social Justice, DePaul Serves as a Haven for...

DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., has long been an institution representative of diversity and inclusion. The school was founded in 1898 by the Congregation...

Room for Improvement

The struggle to advance disability inclusion in the workplace continues. As Americans with disabilities continue to struggle to find employment — with some reluctant to...

Should White People Serve as Chief Diversity Officers?

Recently, I have had several conversations with white colleagues who have dedicated their educational pursuits to becoming advocates for social change. They describe experiencing...

Latest Open Doors Report Shows Marked Improvement in Study Abroad Participation

The Institute of International Education (IIE) released its 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange Monday, kicking off International Education Week. The latest...

Why Diversity Matters: Securing Grants

Having a diverse campus benefits the social and intellectual development of an institution’s students, faculty, and staff, but there are other, less apparent bonuses...

Diversity in the Virtual Classroom

How American University is maximizing the educational benefits of its diverse online student population When Carmen Westbrook logs in to her online MBA courses at American University...

Kennesaw State University Examines, Embraces Diversity on a Personal Level

Although Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a relatively young institution at only 52 years old, its history is complex. Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga.,...

UM System President Resigns Over Controversial Handling of Racist Incidents

Following months of student protests, University of Missouri (UM) system president Tim Wolfe tendered his resignation at a meeting of the University Board of...

Yale Takes Collaborative Approach to Increasing Faculty Diversity

Yale University last week announced a $50 million initiative to increase diversity among its faculty population. Yale President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak are...

College, K-12 School System Partnership Seeks to Increase Diversity of Teaching...

McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and Howard County Public Schools officials recently announced an effort to improve workforce diversity in the school system by...

Exposure to Diversity Adds Value to College Degree, Poll Shows

Results from a recent Gallup-Purdue Index reveal that interacting with people from diverse backgrounds increases the perceived value of a college degree. Released on Tuesday,...

UM Announces College-Prep Program Leading to Full-Tuition Scholarships

Beginning in January, 120 students from two Michigan school districts will have the opportunity to take part in a college-preparatory program that could earn...

The Class of 2015: Highlights and Reflections from CDOs Hired in...

The role of the chief diversity officer (CDO) is an evolving field that is in high demand. According to various higher education sources, there...

Crossing the Cultural Divide

How higher education is working to make students culturally competent in an increasingly diverse world As the population of the United States continues to increase, so...

Diversifying the Pathway to the Professoriate

Through the organization C3, liberal arts colleges and research institutions work together to transform higher education For many higher education institutions, the job of diversifying their...

ASU to Offer Full-Tuition MBA Scholarships in an Effort to Increase...

As many colleges and universities continue to raise tuition, Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix is working to do the opposite. The university recently...

Diversity and Inclusion in Action

INSIGHT Into Diversity recognizes 92 institutions that put diversity and inclusion to work on their campuses by honoring them with the Higher Education Excellence in...

University of Missouri Implements Mandatory Diversity Training

In the wake of accusations of widespread racism on the University of Missouri’s (MU) campus in Columbia, the university announced this week that it...

College of Charleston to Implement Top 10 Percent Admission Program to...

In fall 2016, the College of Charleston will begin offering automatic admission to the top 10 percent of graduating seniors from high schools in...

One Year In, IIE Reflects on the Impact of Generation Study...

Launched in March 2014 with 156 partners, the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative has grown to include more than 600...

Diversity, Mentors Lead to Satisfaction Among Graduates, Poll Shows

In its second annual survey of college graduates, the Gallup-Purdue Index finds that only half of respondents “strongly agree” that their college education was...

Harvard Unveils New Bias Reporting System

In response to racially charged death threat emails received by more than 100 Harvard affiliates last year —which largely targeted women of Asian decent...

INSIGHT Recognizes 92 Colleges and Universities for Excellence in Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, announced Sept. 14, the 92 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence...

Leading Conversations About Racism on Predominantly White Campuses

On the subject of racism, there is plenty to talk about on college campuses. From the noose photo response to President Barack Obama’s first...

Changing Biases: An Entity vs. Incremental Approach

Within the last 10 years, America has enjoyed a rapid evolution toward open-mindedness. This year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Obergefell v. Hodges...

Union College: Where Diversity Always Has a Seat at the Table

A lot of change can happen in 10 years; Dr. Gretchel Hathaway knows this well. She’s in her 10th year as chief diversity officer (CDO)...

A Conversation with the AACSB’s New Diversity Advocate

This summer, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International appointed Christine Clements as its first chief diversity and inclusion advocate. Her...

Award-Winning Program Enhances Diversity at Northern Virginia Community College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 only 65.9 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college, marking the lowest enrollment...

SUNY Adopts System-Wide Diversity and Inclusion Policy

In an attempt to make its campuses more inclusive, the State University of New York instituted a system-wide policy at its first academic meeting...

Schools See Spike in Diverse Enrollment with Test-Optional Admissions

As more and more colleges and universities — currently about 850 — drop test scores from their admissions requirements, many schools are witnessing an...

UC Berkeley Unveils Initiative to Improve Campus Climate for African Americans

Realizing the challenges African American students, faculty, and staff face on a campus where they comprise the minority, the University of California (UC) Berkeley...

Purdue Challenges Faculty to Develop Projects to Increase Diversity

The Purdue University Office of the Provost announced this week its Diversity Transformation Award (DTA) program, which is an initiative to support increased minority...

UM to Expand Socioeconomic Diversity with Full-Tuition Scholarships

A scholarship program being piloted at the University of Michigan (UM) aims to increase diversity at the institution by awarding four-year, full-tuition scholarships to...

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Apple Inc. Launch HBCU Scholarship Initiative

Applications are now being accepted for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Apple HBCU Scholars Program, which will provide scholarship, mentorship, and internship opportunities to...

Master’s-to-PhD Program Paves Smooth Path for Underrepresented Students

As science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals work to advance innovation in the U.S., another nationwide battle is taking place within higher education:...

Non-Cognitive Competencies in Graduate Admissions: Enhancing Validity and Diversity

Although the importance of diversity in STEM graduate education is rising in the U.S. — notably with commentary from National Science Foundation leadership —...

Achieving Diversity Through Inclusion: The University of South Carolina’s Active Commitment

When hired last year as the University of South Carolina's (USC) first chief diversity officer, John Dozier had his work cut out for him....

Inclusive Visioning

The future requires more than “thinking outside the box.” It requires redefining what the box is in order to let go of institutional structures...

Michigan Tech Takes Hands-On, Teamwork Approach to Diversity Training

Incoming students to Michigan Technological University’s mechanical engineering program this fall can expect more than a standard engineering education with the introduction of a...

AACSB Appoints Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advocate

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, announced on Monday the...

More Colleges Join Test-Optional Movement to Increase Diversity of Incoming Students

A new policy enacted at George Washington University (GWU) seeks to broaden access to higher education for underrepresented and underprivileged students by doing away...

Study to Track Students’ Changing Attitudes About Faith and Diversity

A new long-term study aims to track changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors in regard to faith and diversity using surveys. This fall, incoming freshmen...

Supreme Court to Reconsider Texas Affirmative Action Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-examine a case next term involving affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), which...

Law Firm Diversity Professionals Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity spoke with three law firm diversity professionals who weighed in on issues currently affecting the legal profession.  They offered recommendations on how law...

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

This month, I will complete my first year as the dean of the Howard University School of Law. I wanted to offer some observations...

Law Schools Adjust to Increasingly Lower Enrollment

Long considered the ticket to prosperity, law schools are now fighting to remain relevant. Many prospective students are considering the long-term costs of attending...

Fostering a Climate of Inclusion: What Works

From mid-2010 — when I took the helm of the Medical College of Georgia — through five years that saw the creation of an...

Sustaining High-Impact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Through Strategic Fundraising Management

When state funding to support public higher education began to recede in the ’90s and took a free fall during the 2007-2009 recession, many...

Cuyahoga Community College Moves Beyond Diversity to Focus on Inclusion

Diversity isn’t a new concept at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. The school has had a diversity officer for 23 years, several African...

Online Edition: Law Firm Diversity Professionals Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity spoke with three law firm diversity professionals who weighed in on issues currently affecting the legal profession. In this online-only portion...

Online Exclusive: ABA President-Elect Shares More Insights

INSIGHT Into Diversity spoke with Paulette Brown, president-elect of the American Bar Association, for our July/August issue. In this online-only portion of the conversation, she...

Sikh Student Wins Right to Enroll in ROTC, Maintain Beard and...

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh is not required to shave his beard, cut his hair, or stop...

Google Encourages Employees to Spend One-Fifth of Time Focused on Innovation...

Google Inc. has created a new version of its 20 percent time perk — which allows employees to dedicate one-fifth of their time to...

11 Steps to Diversifying Study Abroad

Meaningful study abroad is a high impact co-curricular activity that develops students academically, personally, and professionally and prepares them for leadership in an increasingly...

What’s in a Name: Moraine Valley Community College Emphasizes Community

The student body at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill., is a reflection of the surrounding community. Located in a southwest suburb of...

Four Ways U.S. News & World Report Rankings Hurt Diversity

The U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of colleges is so popular that it outlived the print magazine that spawned it. Yet it’s so reviled...