Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students

By Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Angela M. Locks

© 2014 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

As scholars and practitioners in higher education attempt to embrace and lead diversity efforts, it is imperative that they have an understanding of the issues that affect historically underrepresented students. Using an intersectional approach that connects the categories of race, class, and gender, Diversity and Inclusion on Campus comprehensively covers the range of college experiences, from gaining access to higher education to successfully persisting through degree programs. Authors Winkle-Wagner and Locks bridge research, theory, and practice related to the ways that peers, faculty, administrators, and institutions can and do influence racially and ethnically underrepresented students’ experiences. This book is an invaluable resource for future and current higher education and student affairs practitioners working toward full inclusion and participation for all students in higher education.

Special features:

  • Chapter Case Studies—cases written by on-the-ground practitioners help readers make meaningful connections between theory, research, and practice.
  • Coverage of Theory and Research—each chapter provides a systematic treatment of the literature and research related to underrepresented students’ experiences of getting into college, getting through college, and getting out of college.
  • Discussion Questions—questions encourage practitioners and researchers to explore concepts in more depth, consider best practices, and make connections to their own contexts.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: GETTING IN

CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION: THE ACTION OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

CHAPTER 2 – THE RACE TO COLLEGE ACCESS: GETTING IN THE STARTING GATE

CHAPTER 3 – DIVERSITY AND COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS: ADDING EBONY TO THE IVORY TOWER

SECTION 2: GETTING THROUGH

CHAPTER 4 – THE COLLEGE TRANSITONS PROCESS: WHEN MANY SHIPS COLLIDE

CHAPTER 5 – THE ROLE OF MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS IN SHAPING DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: INCLUDING THOSE WHO WERE EXCLUDED

CHAPTER 6 – THE CAMPUS CLIMATE: DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

CHAPTER 7 – IDENTITY AND GETTING THROUGH COLLEGE: WHAT DO "I" HAVE TO DO WITH INCLUSION-AND DIVERSITY?

SECTION 3: GETTING OUT

CHAPTER 8 – DIVERSITY-AND-INCLUSION TOWARD PERSISTENCE: CROSSING TO THE OTHER SIDE

CHAPTER 9 – ACCESS TO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: CLIMBING UP THE TOWER

About the Authors

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Angela M. Locks is an Assistant Professor of Student Development in Higher Education at the California State University, Long Beach, USA.

About the Series

Core Concepts in Higher Education

Core Concepts in Higher Education is a textbook series for the education of new professionals, covering the core areas of study in the field of higher education and student affairs. This timely and dependable series provides the necessary tools to ensure practice is informed by theory and research. The books in this series invite students to think critically about the field to discover what has been left out and what needs to be learned, and also provides frameworks and constructs for addressing challenges facing higher education. The Core Concepts in Higher Education series moves thought, action, and scholarship forward by valuing, reconstructing, and building on the foundations of the field. Through a rich combination of research, theory, and practice, this series aims to move the field into a new generation of scholarship to better prepare students for authentic leadership of our colleges, universities, and academic communities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDU036000
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions