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Spelman College Faculty Refuse to Teach In-Person Classes Over COVID-19 Concerns

Spelman College professors will not teach in person this semester unless the school enacts better COVID-19 safety guidelines, the faculty council told students in...

Professor Accused of Posing as Woman of Color on Twitter Resigns

A White chemistry professor at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has resigned after he was accused of posing as a woman of color...

Professors Are Exhausted and Concerned About Student Outcomes, Survey Shows

A new survey released on Tuesday shows that professors are exhausted from spending more time teaching and are worried about student equity and success...

INSIGHT to Host Part 2 of Free Webinar Series: ‘Women of...

Join us for INSIGHT Into Diversity's discussion series, Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy: Part Two, where Black and White women...

Academia Experiences Disturbing Impersonation Trend

In late October, officials at Furman University in South Carolina received reports of troubling allegations against one of the institution’s celebrated professors. An anonymous...

Faculty at Risk: Colleges Can Support Faculty Mental Health During Stressful...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a range of challenges for many professionals, college and university faculty face unique stressors during this time of...

Gender Bias Means Women Are More Likely to Be Silenced Online

On September 28, University of Iowa graduate student Claire McDonnell recorded a video call of herself and a group of male classmates discussing plans...

Professors Lead a Nationwide Scholar Strike for Racial Justice

A movement for racial justice is underway in the academic community — and it all started with a tweet. On August 26, Anthea Butler, PhD,...

University of Houston Makes Major Advancements in Faculty Diversity Thanks to...

Paula Myrick Short, PhD, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at University of Houston (UH) and senior vice chancellor for academic...

INSIGHT Hosts ‘Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy’...

 INSIGHT Into Diversity recently hosted a webinar for Black women in academia to discuss how White women colleagues can be allies in the fight...

From Freshmen to Faculty, IU Bloomington Offers a Supportive Home for...

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...

Creating a ‘Third Space’ in Higher Education for Immigrant Faculty Inclusion

The U.S. has benefited immensely from immigrant educators, yet very little has been written about them — particularly regarding how they “navigate the cross-cultural...

The Nursing Educator Dilemma: Maintaining a Commitment to Diversity Amid a...

The demand for nurses continues to grow in the United States, but nursing schools are not able to admit as many students as they...

UMass Lowell Addresses Gender Bias in STEM Academia Through New Initiative

Nationally, women earn 41 percent of all doctorate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines but make up only 28 percent of...

Humanities, Social Sciences Have a Role to Play in a World...

As the economy rebounded following the financial crisis of 2008, careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors became more lucrative; learning...

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...

Pathways to the Professoriate Program Helps Guide Latino Students from PhDs...

While Latinos constitute 17.6 percent of the U.S. population, they make up just 4.1 percent of all faculty members at colleges and universities nationwide....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...