Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, April 3

A 'Historical Problem'
Southern Illinois University Carbondale fares well on its hiring of minority administrators, but it is being taken to task for the lack of women in its executive ranks.Women are absent from the top ranks at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a...
A 'Historical Problem: Southern Illinois University Carbondale Fares Well on Its Hiring of Minority Administrators, but It Is Being Taken to Task for the Lack of Women in Its Executive Ranks
Women are absent from the top ranks at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a stark contrast to the increase in gender parity at other schools. SIUC's chancellor, vice chancellors, provost and all 10 academic deans are men. Nationally, women...
'Antipreference' Campaigns Heat Up
Ward Connerly is working to end affirmative action 'programs in five states, but opponents are fighting back.There are no massive crowds at his rallies and no news media entourages documenting his every word and move. Still, Ward Connerly, champion of...
'Antipreference' Campaigns Heat Up: Ward Connerly Is Working to End Affirmative Action Programs in Five States, but Opponents Are Fighting Back
There are no massive crowds at his rallies and no news media entourages documenting his every word and move. Still, Ward Connerly, champion of the nation's "antipreference" movement, is busy revving up his "Super Tuesday Equal Rights Campaign," hoping...
A 'Patron Saint' for Chicago State University
Long-neglected Chicago State University has a powerful friend in the Illinois Legislature, and the school is not even in his district.Illinois state Sen. Emil Jones Jr., DChicago, has long been an advocate for public education. In feet, it's hard to...
A 'Patron Saint' for Chicago State University: Long-Neglected Chicago State University Has a Powerful Friend in the Illinois Legislature, and the School Is Not Even in His District
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Illinois state Sen. Emil Jones Jr., D-Chicago, has long been an advocate for public education. In fact, its hard to find anyone in the state who won't acknowledge this fact, even among those who don't always agree with his...
Assessing the Academy for 21st-Century Performance
If the role of higher education is to prepare citizens to engage in critical thought, lifelong self-development and, by so doing, enhance an ever-evolving world, then the academy must also evolve. Higher education, as it is currently configured, was...
Community College: NO LONGER?
Harper College's effort to gain baccalaureate-granting status has sparked a debate in Illinois over the mission of two-year colleges.Community colleges have long been the destination of choice for immigrants seeking English-language skills, older nontraditional...
Community College No Longer? Harper College's Effort to Gain Baccalaureate-Granting Status Has Sparked a Debate in Illinois over the Mission of Two-Year Colleges
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Community colleges have long been the destination of choice for immigrants seeking English-language skills, older nontraditional students seeking flexible class schedules and students needing remediation to fill the gaps left...
Diversifying Faculty in Illinois
A revamped initiative aims to increase minority faculty numbers throughout the state.After more than a decade of working in the Illinois corrections systems, LaMetra Curry in 2003 enrolled part time in the Adult and Higher Education program in the College...
Diversifying Faculty in Illinois: A Revamped Initiative Aims to Increase Minority Faculty Numbers throughout the State
After more than a decade of working in the Illinois corrections systems, LaMetra Curry in 2003 enrolled part time in the Adult and Higher Education program in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. For Curry, a busy mother of two...
Empowering Hispanic Scholars to Navigate the Academy
A Northeastern Illinois University program seeks to fill the pipeline with Hispanic faculty, administrators.In Spanish, the word "enlace" is defined as a mechanism that unites two or more things or elements together. At Northeastern Illinois University,...
Empowering Hispanic Scholars to Navigate the Academy: A Northeastern Illinois University Program Seeks to Fill the Pipeline with Hispanic Faculty, Administrators
In Spanish, the word "enlace" is defined as a mechanism that unites two or more things or elements together. At Northeastern Illinois University, the ENLACE fellowship program is linking Hispanic scholars with each other and the community-at-large....
Finally Taking Root
As scholars try to get university administrators across the country to understand how distinct Filipino American studies are, the Urbana-Champaign program continues to expand.Dr. Martin Manalansan IV once found himself wondering aloud to a West Coast...
Finally Taking Root: As Scholars Try to Get University Administrators across the Country to Understand How Distinct Filipino American Studies Are, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Program Continues to Expand
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Martin Manalansan IV once found himself wondering colleague why Filipino diaspora scholars were flooding him with requests to review their papers or join their committees. The colleague reminded Manalansan that he was...
Getting to Know Debbie Reese
Although Debbie Reese's popular American Indians in Childrens Literature blog may not further her academic publishing needs, it feeds her first loves as a parent, teacher and librarian. Reese, of the Nambe Pueblo tribe from New Mexico, is an assistant...
Grants & Gifts
The AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION has received $250,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation to help support ACE's Initiative for Severely Injured Veterans, which helps veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan pursue a college education.COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS...
Higher Education in the Land of Lincoln
Northeastern Illinois University's ENLACE program works to increase the number of Hispanics in graduate schools in hopes that today's students will be future faculty. With Hispanics currently comprising just over 3 percent of flail-time faculty at...
Illinois News Nuggets
With nearly 200 degree-granting institutions in the "Land of Lincoln," Diverse couldn't cover them all, but instead offers a few school snapshots.American Intercontinental University - Online: AIU has been educating students for over 35 years at campuses...
Illinois News Nuggets: With Nearly 200 Degree-Granting Institutions in the "Land of Lincoln," Diverse Couldn't Cover Them All, but Instead Offers a Few School Snapshots
American InterContinental University--Online: AIU has been educating students for over 35 years at campuses around the world, but its online campus, which originated in Illinois in 2001, has in the last few years become a top producer of minority baccalaureates....
MSIs Score Significant Victory in Congress
More minority-serving institutions are competing for and winning Homeland Security Department funding.When historically Black colleges search for federal funding, they usually start with the U.S. Department of Education. But if new developments are any...
MSIs Score Significant Victory in Congress: More Minority-Serving Institutions Are Competing for and Winning Homeland Security Department Funding
When historically Black colleges search for federal funding, they usually start with the U.S. Department of Education. But if new developments are any indication, they may want to keep their eye on the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS)....
On the Move
DR. SALLY CLAUSEN has been named Commissioner of Higher Education for the state of Louisiana. Clausen now serves as president of the University of Louisiana System. She received a bachelor's, master's and doctorate from Louisiana State University.DR....
Student Input Helps Community Colleges Improve Overall Experience
Focus groups find out what works in the classroom, on campus.She was in her second year at a community college in Washington state when we met She's the first in her family to go to college. Her parents are farm workers. She describes in English, her...
Student Input Helps Community Colleges Improve Overall Experience: Focus Groups Find out What Works in the Classroom, on Campus
She was in her second year at a community college in Washington state when we met. She's the first in her family to go to college. Her parents are farm workers. She describes in English, her second language, the first time she stepped on the campus...
Teacher, Warrior
Teacher, Warrior Barbara Sizemore: An insider reports on the decades-long fight to teach our children. BY ANGELA P. DODSON Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle for School Reform, by Barbara A. Sizemore, Third World Press, $19.95 (February 2008), ISBN-10:...
Teacher, Warrior: Barbara Sizemore: An Insider Reports on the Decades-Long Fight to Teach Our Children
Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle for School Reform, by Barbara A. Sizemore, Third World Press, $19.95 (February 2008), ISBN-10: 0883782529, ISBN-13: 978-0883782521, pp. 370. Barbara Sizemore boasted that when she taught elementary school on...
The Heart of the Mission
As a top producer of minority health practitioners, a University of Illinois at Chicago program seeks to improve the quality of medical care in communities of color.Terry Mason was a recent college graduate from the South Side of Chicago trying to get...
The Heart of the Mission: As a Top Producer of Minority Health Practitioners, a University of Illinois at Chicago Program Seeks to Improve the Quality of Medical Care in Communities of Color
Terry Mason was a recent college graduate from the South Side of Chicago trying to get accepted into medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1974. Raised in a rough neighborhood with gang violence, he knew it wouldn't be easy. ...
Thinking about Their Future in a Different Way
Roosevelt University partners with a local high school and promises its students full financial support if admitted.This is the motto of Chicago's Social Justice High School, one of four small, autonomous schools on one campus, Little Village Lawndale...
Thinking about Their Future in a Different Way: Roosevelt University Partners with a Local High School and Promises Its Students Full Financial Support If Admitted
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This is the motto of Chicago's Social Justice High School, one of four small, autonomous schools on one campus, Little Village Lawndale High School Campus. LVLHS was the result of a 19-day hunger strike in May 2001 by 14...