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A New Front of Activism

“With their student populations growing more diverse and activists pressing colleges to do more, departments have sought to hire more minority faculty members. But many scholars say the efforts aren’t enough. The real sticking point, they say, is at tenure time. While many colleges are starting to bring in more minority faculty members, they don’t always seem to want to keep them around —or at least they don’t focus much attention on promoting them.”

Diversity Matters

“Our “Diversity Matters” research looked at the relationship between the level of diversity (defined as a greater share of women and a more mixed ethnic/racial composition in the leadership of large companies) and company financial performance (measured as average EBIT 2010–2013).”

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

“The fact is that if you want to build teams or organizations capable of innovating, you need diversity. Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving. Diversity can improve the bottom line of companies and lead to unfettered discoveries and breakthrough innovations (Phillips 2014, 2).”

Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce

“To gain a better understanding of the role that diversity and inclusion play in companies around the globe, Forbes Insights conducted a comprehensive survey of more than 300 senior executives. All of the executives were involved in developing, implementing, or managing strategies or programs related to diversity and inclusion for their companies’ workforce (4).”

When College was a Public Good

“It’s a jarring question for a sector that sees itself as a great equalizer, in a society that aspires to be a meritocracy. But look at a range of evidence, and it seems that policy makers — with the encouragement or tacit acceptance of the public — have erected barriers to higher education based on race and class.”

This is what it's really like to navigate anti-blackness in academic institutions

“In “How To Support A Scholar Who Has Come Under Attack,” Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman writes, “Simply put, academia is behind the times.  And there’s far too much academic cowardice, rather than academic bravery, to entrust our protection to our universities.  Controversy — the very thing that academic freedom is designed to protect us against (professionally) — is feared rather than embraced. But, let’s be clear: the pattern of attacks on scholars appears to suggest that people of color, women, and other scholars of marginalized backgrounds are most vulnerable to these attacks. Women of color who publicly write about racism and white privilege seem to be overrepresented among the targets of these witch hunts for critical and public scholars.”

How do you create a diversity agenda

“Colleges have been roiled in recent months by students demanding more diversity on campuses. Their concerns are far from new. Diversity has been a hot button topic since federal desegregation efforts began more than 50 years ago. Yet efforts to increase the numbers of minority faculty, staff, and students on campuses, create inclusive communities, and infuse the curriculum with diverse perspectives have met with limited success.”

ADC Diversity Syllabus for Institutions

The American Council on Education provides a syllabus on the College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative (ADC) – working in partnership with numerous higher education institutions and organizations, notably including the American Council on Education (ACE) – development of a significant body of work designed to assist institutions pursing diversity goals.