In the face of today's financial challenges, higher education institutions across the country are struggling to provide pathways to quality higher education and academic success, particularly for underserved students. This issue of Diversity & Democracy offers concrete suggestions for how higher education can improve access and success and strengthen learning outcomes despite economic barriers.
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Elements of personal identity provide the lenses through which students interpret and interact with the world on both local and global levels. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines how colleges and universities can help students explore "big questions" related to issues of personal identity and implications of these questions for advancing the public good in a diverse democracy.
At the crossroads of local and global pluralism, of democracy and demography, lie the intersecting paths of immigration and higher education. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the educational needs of the expanding immigrant population and the educational benefits of exploring immigration in the classroom.
By incorporating diverse content, perspectives, and approaches into the curriculum, faculty of all disciplines have found both pedagogical and curricular routes that strengthen scholarship and prepare students for engagement with today's complex world. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the various ways that faculty are engaging with diversity across the disciplines to support student learning and improve achievement of important liberal learning outcomes.