Diversity & Democracy: Current Issue

Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2009

Current Issue


Rethinking Educational Practices to Make Excellence Inclusive

To keep pace in today's complex and competitive global arena, American higher education must retire old notions of educational exclusivity and embrace new models of inclusive excellence. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores how colleges and universities are building pathways to success using high-impact educational practices as stepping stones toward achievement for all students.

Table of Contents

By Kathryn Peltier Campbell

Featured Topic

By Alma Clayton-Pedersen, vice president for Education and Institutional Renewal, Association of American Colleges and Universities

By Jayne E. Brownell, assistant vice president for student affairs at Hofstra University, and Lynn E. Swaner, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Development, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University

By Paul Arcario, dean for academic affairs at Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

By Bethany S. Dickerson, director of the Ralph Bunche Societies at the Phelps Stokes Fund

By Mark Salisbury, doctoral student in higher education, and Kathleen Goodman, doctoral student in student affairs administration—both research assistants at the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education at the University of Iowa


By Suzana Sjenicic, first-year student at LaGuardia Community College

By Daryl G. Smith, professor of education at Claremont Graduate University

Campus Practice

By Miguel Martinez-Saenz, assistant provost for the First-Year Experience and associate professor of philosophy at Wittenberg University

By Shalom Staub, assistant provost, and Ashley Finley, assistant professor of sociology and principal investigator for the Bringing Theory to Practice research study--both at Dickinson College