Monday, June 1, 2015

Making Diversity Not the Work of One Office, but a Campuswide Priority

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 1st, 2015

At the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, it’s not hard to get people thinking about diversity and inclusion: They already are. The challenge for the chief diversity officers, other administrators, professors, and students who met here last week lies back home — keeping those ideals on colleagues’ and classmates’ minds every day, not just when prompted by a complaint or a scandal.
While many colleges now have top-level administrators and offices devoted to diversity, a hot topic of conversation here was how to make it a campuswide priority. For all students and employees to feel included, everyone has to be involved.

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