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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. 

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Pedagogical Approach

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Portfolio

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%

Total                                                                                                            100%

Other Information

Additional Readings/Resources
Current literature will be provided and required for this course.