Diversity & Democracy: Current Issue

Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2009

Current Issue


Assessing Higher Education's Advancement Toward a New Vision of Society

Assessing diversity outcomes, particularly those related to the development of personal and social responsibility, challenges educators seeking to demonstrate the positive effects of liberal education. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines new projects and practices that are developing compelling evidence of students' intercultural, global, and civic learning.

Table of Contents

By Kathryn Peltier Campbell

Featured Topic

By Sylvia Hurtado, director of the Higher Education Research Institute, University of California-Los Angeles

By Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, associate professor of social work at the University of Washington; Patricia Gurin, professor emerita of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan; Nicholas Sorensen, doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of Michigan; and Ximena Zúñiga, associate professor of education (social justice education) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

By Lee Sternberger, executive director of the Office of International Programs at James Madison University; Dawn Thorndike Pysarchik, professor and associate dean of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University; Zee-Sun Yun, assistant professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Western Michigan University; and Darla Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators at Duke University.

By Eric L. Dey, associate professor and special advisor to the dean, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan

By Heather D. Wathington, assistant professor, University of Virginia and evaluator, Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning, and Kevin Hovland, director for global learning and curricular change, AAC&U


By Susanne Bohmer, instructor and cochair in the department of sociology, Edmonds Community College, Washington

By Tamera Marko, assistant director and faculty in first-year writing at Emerson College and cofounder of DukeEngage Medellín, Colombia

Campus Practice

By Nancy L. Thomas, director of The Democracy Imperative, University of New Hampshire

By Timothy K. Eatman, assistant professor of education and director of research for Imagining America at Syracuse University