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.
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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.
Socioeconomic class has dramatic effects on opportunity within and beyond college—yet it is a challenging topic of conversation for students and faculty alike. This issue of Diversity & Democracy provides some tools to guide difficult discussions about class in the hopes of creating more inclusive campuses and a more equitable world beyond.
The capacity for principled action in a diverse world is a core outcome of a successful liberal education—and one that often develops through community engagement. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the connections between civic learning and diverse communities, setting the framework for action that is ethical, imaginative, and inclusive.