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Diversity in Academe

The articles, databases, and websites in this section address the wide range of contemporary issues that affect diversity in higher education. Topics include an assessment of the College Board’s research on male African American students; the role student disability plays in the discussions about diversity; and the specific challenges and value that a diverse student population presents to faculty and students alike.


Jamaal Abdul-Alim, “New College Board Research on Young Men of Color Stirs Demand for Action,” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, June 23, 2011.

Jonathan R. Alger, “The Educational Value of Diversity,” Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors 83, no.1 (January/February 1997): 20–23.

Lee Cuba, Nancy E. Jennings, Suzanne B. Lovett, Joseph Swingle, Heather L. Lindkvist, and Adam Howard, “Diversity from the Student’s Point of View,” Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 43, no. 4 (July/August 2011): 32–38.

Lennard J. Davis, “Why Is Disability Missing from the Discourse on Diversity?”, Chronicle of Higher Education 58, no. 6 (September 25, 2011): 38–40.

Daryl G. Smith and Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel, eds., The Challenge of Diversity: Involvement or Alienation in the Academy? (San Francisco: Josey-Bass, 2005).

Kenji Yoshino, “The Pressure to Cover,” New York Times Magazine, January 15, 2006.

Websites and Databases

College Prowler provides rankings on individual college diversity statistics.

The National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty, sponsored by Texas Tech University, is a national database of diverse candidates seeking faculty jobs in higher education. It allows graduate students to upload their educational and employment information into their database, create alerts, and review jobs at no charge.