A Wider View
Ideas about campus diversity are expanding and evolving, prompting colleges to look for solutions to a range of specific problems. In this special report, we look at success stories along with newer efforts to tackle some of those problems.
5 Problems, 5 Strategies
At Illinois Wesleyan U., a voluntary workshop for white students examines race and privilege.
San Jose State U. offers its many first-generation students a variety of support programs.
At Lafayette College, faculty "change agents" help willing colleagues diversify their courses.
A Swarthmore College economist creates a wiki to help broaden her field.
The College of Engineering at the U. of Tennessee marks 40 years of special programs for minority students.
Soon to turn 25, a popular support program underscores the power of the cohort.
Change has been slow, but it's happening, advocates say.
A wave of appointments of Indian-born college presidents gains attention.
By the Numbers
Both public and private colleges are far more diverse than in 1992, a Chronicle analysis finds.
A sortable table shows the race, ethnicity, and gender of full-time faculty members at more than 4,000 institutions.
To those who "wish" they were black, Angela Onwuachi-Willig has this to say: No, you really don't.
Wendel Hunigan's biggest surprise was that they no longer see race as an insurmountable obstacle.
An online format could help low-income students learn how to apply to college, says Jermaine Taylor.
Susan D'Agostino explains why her university paid special attention to their needs when it designed a math major.
A focus on research helps students, faculty, and the entire institution, write Anthony Carpi and Nathan H. Lents.
Julie J. Park describes a Christian student group's struggle to remain diverse on a California campus.
Seventeen students started out in Caroline Chamberlin Hellman's remedial-writing course. She reports the results.
Santa J. Ono argues that cultural differences still hold many Asians back.