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The Presidency

Winter 2016

Presidency Winter 2016 cover

On The Cover

Mark Toner

 

As higher education aims to reflect an ever-wider diversity of students, faculty, and leadership, what successful practices can it look to scale up? What mistakes can it learn from? What does a realistic road map for more representative diversity look like?

Features

  • Q&A

    Q&A: Updating a Legacy

    As demographic and funding challenges continue to squeeze and reshape postsecondary institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are recruiting and admitting a broader spectrum of students. How are HBCU leaders successfully adapting to the times while staying true to their mission?

  • racial/ethnic minority students

    Moving Forward on Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape

    Lorelle L. Espinosa, Matthew Gaertner, and Gary Orfield

    A look at how state legislation and U.S. Supreme Court rulings have influenced student outreach, recruitment, and admissions decisions at selective American colleges and universities, and how institutions are using race-conscious and race-neutral strategies to ensure student diversity.

  • stones

    Beyond the Numbers: The Benefits of a Comprehensive Approach to Diversity

    Wallace D. Loh

    Graduation rates among underrepresented minority students at the University of Maryland, College Park are among the highest in the nation, but it didn’t happen overnight.

  • woman in higher education

    Reflections on Advancing Women in Higher Education

    Lynn M. Gangone

    Many believe that women’s battle for gender parity in the workplace has already been won, but recent data suggest that this is far from reality. A look at why gender diversity is both vital and achievable at the highest levels of higher education.

  • paper cranes

    Diversifying Diversity

    By Mark Toner

    As higher education aims to reflect an ever-wider diversity of students, faculty, and leadership, what successful practices can it look to scale up? What mistakes can it learn from? What does a realistic road map for more representative diversity look like?

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