Diversity in Higher Education
This course examines issues of diversity in colleges and universities from varied perspectives, including institutional; pedagogical; methodological; gender, race/ethnicity and class; and policy.
There is no text book for this course. OER (Open Educational Resources: www.merlot.com) will be used in this course. Stuents will be given assigned readings from a variety of sources.
1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the issues associated with change agency leadership and the strategic planning of diversity activities in higher education institutions;
2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the issues associated with creating meaningful learning experiences(curricula) for diverse student populations in higher education institutions;
3. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the issues affecting the selection, promotion, and evaluation of a diverse faculty in higher education institutions;
4. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the issues associated with programmatic accreditation bodies(e.g., National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and diversity issues in higher education institutions;
5. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of cultural pluralism within higher education settings that involve situations that address gender, class, race, ethnicity, global and multicultural issues;
6. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the roles governing or management boards play in promoting effective diversity policies for state higher education systems.
Modules 1-6 (50 points each, total 150 points) 20%
Individual Action Diversity Project (2) 10%
Small Group (2) – Action Diversity Service Project 20%
Final project (250 points)*Class Action Service Project 40%
Class participation (150 points) 10%
Current literature will be provided and required for this course.
Center on Technology and Disability (Collection)
K-5 Math and Technology Resource Links (Open (Access) Textbook)
Clearinghouse for Special Education Teaching Cases (Case Study)