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Diversity Research and Resources

Benefits and Challenges of Diversity in Academic Settings
By Eve Fine and Joe Handelsman for The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
An excellent pamphlet outlining diversity benefits and issues. A solid introduction to the main issues in the field.

How Do You Create a Diversity Agenda?
By Beth McMurtie for The Chronicle of Higher Education. 20 May 2016.
A helpful framework for conceptualizing and implementing diversity and inclusion throughout all aspects of an institution.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
An organization dedicated to advocacy and empowerment of immigrants and their communities. Their website contains many resources and a lot of information.

Making Diversity Work on Campus: A Research-Based Perspective
By Jeffrey F. Milem, Mitchell J. Chang, and Anthony Lising Antonio for The Association of American Colleges & Universities. 2005.
A thoroughly engaging document pulling together a breadth of research to support how diversity has a positive impact on student success. The first in a series of three.

Susan O'Halloran
A Chicago-based speaker and storyteller focusing on diversity and inclusion work. Her website has many more resources than we offer here.

Why Does Diversity Matter at College Anyway?
By Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs for U.S. News & World Report. 12 August 2009.
A quick, informative list of ways diversity and inclusion work can impact students.


For Further Reading  

Eddy, S.L. & Hogan, K.A. (2014). Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Increasing Course Structure Work? CBE—Life Science Education, 13, 453-468  

Gurin, P., Dey, E.L., Hurtado, S., & Gurin, G. (2002). Diversity and higher education: Theory and impact on educational outcomes. Harvard Educational review, 72(3), 330-366.

Johnson, A. (2005). Privilege, Power, and Difference. New York: McGraw Hill.

Johnson, D., Johnson R., & Smith, K. (2014). Cooperative learning: Improving university instruction by basing practice on validated theory. Journal on excellence in College Teaching, 25(3&4), 85-118.

Kardia, D. & Saunders, S. Creating Inclusive College Classroom.

King, P.M. and Baxter Magolda, M.B. (2005) A developmental model of intercultural maturity. Journal of

College Student Development 46(6), 571-592.

Nagda, B.A., Gurin, P., Sorensen, N., Zunigda, X. (2009). Evaluating intergroup dialogue: Engaging diversity for personal and social responsibility. Diversity & Democracy 12 (1), 4-6.

Page, S. (2007). The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Solorzano, D., Ceja M., & Yosso, T. (2000). Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate: The Experiences of African American College Students. The Journal of Negro Education 69(1/2), 60-73.

Steele, C. (2011). Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. Reprint ed. New York: Norton.

Svinicki, M. & McKeachie, W.J. (2011). Active Learning: Group-Based Learning. In McKeane’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. (13thed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Tanner, K.D. (2013). Structure Matters: Twenty-One Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity. CBE--Life Sciences Education 12(3): 322-331.

Walton, G.M. & Cohen G.L. (2011). A brief social-belonging intervention improves academic and health outcomes of minority students. Science 331(6023), 1447-1451.
Williams, D. (2013). Strategies Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education. New York: Stylus Publishing.

Wlodkowski, R.J. & Ginsberg, M.B. (1995). Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Yeager, D.S. & Dweck, C.S. (2012). Mindsets that Promote Resilience: When Students Believe that Personal Characteristics can be Developed. Education Psychologist, 47(4), 302-314. ​​