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Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies


reviewed by Frances A. Maher — March 24, 2009

coverTitle: Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies
Author(s): Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude (Ed.)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, Piscataway
ISBN: 0813544475, Pages: 297, Year: 2009
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In the introduction to Doing Diversity in Higher Education, the editor states that, “This book shares the stories of faculty leaders who are committed to diversity and educational excellence. It describes how they conceptualize the complex challenges of diversity on their campuses and develop various strategies for change” (p. 7). Brown-Glaude further observes that: Barriers related to race and gender equality are embedded in institutions’ organizational structures and practices. Consequently, systemic change has been difficult to achieve, as evidenced by lagging rates of people of color and women who acquire advanced degrees and hold senior faculty posts or academic leadership positions. (p. 8) This interesting and useful book is about both the challenges of diversity and the institutional barriers to change, explored in a collection of articles written by faculty leaders for a Ford Foundation sponsored research study, “Reaffirming Action,” of diversity initiatives in higher education. The articles describe campus efforts over... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15597, Date Accessed: 11/24/2017 10:54:07 PM

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  • Frances Maher
    Wheaton College
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    FRANCES A. MAHER is the author of numerous works on various aspects of gender, diversity and higher education. She is co-author, with Mary Kay Tetreault, of The Feminist Classroom (1994, second edition 2001); and, most recently, Privilege and Diversity in the Academy, 2007.
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