Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 13, August 5

Accelerated Achievement: Ivy Tech Community College's One-Year Associate Degree Program Places Low-Income and First-Generation College Students on a Faster Route to Higher Education Attainment
Jesus Nino graduated from a Fort Wayne, Ind., high school in June with a 1.7 grade-point average, so college seemed like a long shot. But he scored high enough on his course placement exam to bypass summer remedial courses and gain acceptance into...
Demanding Satisfaction: Minority Student Group's Lawsuit Threat to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for Neglecting Multicultural Students' Needs Compels Institution to Reform Its Administration, Community Partnerships and Curriculum
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It was the kind of crisis most universities dread. In November 2006, a group of minority student leaders at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis threatened to sue the university if administrators did not heed...
'Disproportionately Influential?' the Lumina Foundation Has a Larger Impact on the Debate about How to Improve Higher Education Than Its Financial Size Suggests It Should
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When the Lumina Foundation for Education opened in the summer of 2000, it had lots of ideas and, for a brand new foundation, loads of cash--$770 million. Its agenda for the future was clear and fuzzy, say those familiar with...
Holistic Strategies to Transform a Community: Huntington University President Realized He Couldn't Improve Diversity on Campus without Addressing Racial Hostility off Campus
In early 2006, I received an anonymous note. The writer cut out a photo from a Huntington University fundraising letter that pictured some of our international students. "No money from us as long as you insist on having the univ. filled w/ the likes...
Nation's Governors Tackle College-Completion Rates: Result Could Impact Funding and Force Schools to Refocus Curriculums on Work-Force Development
Following President Barack Obama's lead, the National Governor s Association (NGA) last month launched an initiative to increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded and to improve product Mty at higher education institutions. Public institutions...
Project Targets Nevada to Improve College Success
RENO, Nev. -- Nevada has been chosen as the first state to take part in a project designed to improve the nation's college graduation rates and elevate the status of its work force to better compete in a global economy. Funded by the Ford Foundation,...
Report: States Can Improve College Readiness
States can improve college degree attainment by using college-readiness standards that link high school curricula to postsecondary education, according to a new report released by The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the Southern...
Upward Mobility: Purdue University President France Cordova's Initiatives Have Boosted Minority and Female Representation among Administration and Students, but the Institution Has a Long Way to Go
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. France Cordova is by no means the first college president to declare increasing the presence of women and minorities on campus as a top priority. Nor will Cordova be the last. However, several of her initiatives thus far...
WGU Extending Its Influence: Partnership between Western Governor's University and Indiana Likely to Improve College-Degree Attainment among the State's Minority Students
Officials at Western Governor's University--the nation's only nonprofit online university headquartered in Salt Lake City--say a new partnership with Indiana will likely result in thousands of the state's minority students obtaining a college degree....
X Marks the Spots
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ask Dr. Tim Lake about early Black settlements in Indiana. He'll share how he and Wabash College students have discovered that 150 years ago, Black-White relations were not nearly as polarized as one might assume. "It was...

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