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.

Mad About MOOC's

5 Problems, 5 Strategies

For Whites OnlyPremium Link

At Illinois Wesleyan U., a voluntary workshop for white students examines race and privilege.

First in Their FamiliesPremium Link

San Jose State U. offers its many first-generation students a variety of support programs.

Freshening Up the CurriculumPremium Link

At Lafayette College, faculty "change agents" help willing colleagues diversify their courses.

Disciplinary DiversityPremium Link

A Swarthmore College economist creates a wiki to help broaden her field.

A Decades-Old EffortPremium Link

The College of Engineering at the U. of Tennessee marks 40 years of special programs for minority students.

The Virtual Classroom

Tackling Diversity

The Power of the PossePremium Link

Soon to turn 25, a popular support program underscores the power of the cohort.

HBCUs Expand Services for Gay Students

Change has been slow, but it's happening, advocates say.

Passage From IndiaPremium Link

A wave of appointments of Indian-born college presidents gains attention.

The Virtual Classroom

By the Numbers

Elite InstitutionsPremium Link

Both public and private colleges are far more diverse than in 1992, a Chronicle analysis finds.

Diversity at Research Universities, 1992-2012

Diversity at Liberal-Arts Colleges, 1992-2012

Race, Ethnicity, and GenderPremium Link

A sortable table shows the race, ethnicity, and gender of full-time faculty members at more than 4,000 institutions.

The Virtual Classroom


Tales of Privilege

To those who "wish" they were black, Angela Onwuachi-Willig has this to say: No, you really don't.

What My Students Have Taught MePremium Link

Wendel Hunigan's biggest surprise was that they no longer see race as an insurmountable obstacle.

A College-Counseling MOOC, Anybody?Premium Link

An online format could help low-income students learn how to apply to college, says Jermaine Taylor.

Math and First-Generation StudentsPremium Link

Susan D'Agostino explains why her university paid special attention to their needs when it designed a math major.

Undergraduate Research Transforms a CollegePremium Link

A focus on research helps students, faculty, and the entire institution, write Anthony Carpi and Nathan H. Lents.

'Not as Diverse as We Used to Be'Premium Link

Julie J. Park describes a Christian student group's struggle to remain diverse on a California campus.

Remedial Writing, Again (and Again)Premium Link

Seventeen students started out in Caroline Chamberlin Hellman's remedial-writing course. She reports the results.

Still Too Few Asian College PresidentsPremium Link

Santa J. Ono argues that cultural differences still hold many Asians back.