Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence Publications

 Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives: A Guide for Campus Practitioners

Provides tips and tools for designing and developing effective diversity evaluations. Topics addressed include the need for assessment, designing an evaluation plan, institutional context, audience, data collection and analysis, performance indicators, and theoretical models. An appendix also includes sample assessment and evaluation tools from campuses across the country.

Gender, Science, and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Building Two-Way Streets

This anthology emerges from AAC&U's curriculum and faculty development project, Women and Scientific Literacy: Building Two-Way Streets. The project examined the core questions: "How can things be done differently to increase the numbers of women who study science, math and engineering?" and "How will the new scholarship about women and gender alter science itself and how science is understood both within its own disciplines and beyond?" The essays in this book demonstrate ways to integrate this new scholarship-known as feminist science studies scholarship--and new teaching practices into basic science courses, for non-majors as well as majors, and into women's studies courses. Authors address issues of course content, pedagogy, institutional change, and policy. They describe new and revised courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, history, physics, and women's studies.

Tri-National Series

These companion books explore the challenges posed by diversity to democratic societies within the context of higher education. Based on topics explored by delegates from India, South Africa, and the United States in the Ford Foundation's Tri-National Seminar on Diversity and Higher Education.

Diversity, Democracy and Higher Ed: A View From Three Nations

Delegates from India, South Africa, and the United States met in India to compare the experiences of their countries in responding to the special challenges and opportunities diversity offers to higher education. This volume presents their papers and describes their reflections. It places the priorities of the respective countries in historical perspective and illuminates similarities and contrasts among them. The volume contributes to the growing global discourse and the role of higher education in strengthening democracy.

A Diversity Research Agenda

Arguing for the importance of further research about the impact of diversity and higher education, this volume suggests key theoretical frameworks critical when investigating diversity. It also identifies specific areas in the field of diversity research and assessment in which more study is needed.


Charts the efforts of colleges and universities to move from the rhetoric of inclusion to the practice of equity. Etching a portrait of the new academy as it is transformed and reinvigorated by diversity initiatives, the monograph maps the emerging trends in diversity work and insights gained in the process.

This is a free online publication: To Form A More Perfect Union (pdf).

Asian Pacific American Women in Higher Education

Examines the perils and pitfalls of being seen as a member of the "model minority," describes the complexity and diversity within the Asian Pacific American community, and discusses ways to challenge a unique set of racial, sexual, social, and linguistic stereotypes. Includes recommendations for improving campus climate and developing a more inclusive curriculum for all students, broadening access and increasing retention, reforming institutional policies and practices, and much more.

Black Women in Academe: Issues and Strategies

Explores the climate for black women students, faculty members, and administrators in both predominantly white colleges and universities as well as historically black colleges and universities, focusing on the ways that race and gender stereotypes can combine to create double obstacles for black women. Recommendations and resources are provided to help institutions be more supportive and aware of the needs of black women.

Diversity Blueprint: A Planning Manual for Colleges and Universities

Created in collaboration with the University of Maryland, College Park

Comprehensive, detailed guide addressing creating, expanding, and institutionalizing campus-wide diversity initiatives. The manual explains principles and priorities that are crucial in creating a diverse environment, as well as the legal decisions and research that have brought national attention to the issue of diversity. Topics include how to begin diversity planning, the complexity of handling external influences to the campus, affirmative action, curricular transformation, faculty/staff hiring and retention, and building campus-wide support.

 Diversity Works: The Emerging Picture of How Students Benefit

Summarizes and analyzes research on the effects of campus diversity on students from 300 separate studies on diversity in higher education. The evidence documented makes a strong case for the success and importance of diversity initiatives in supporting educational excellence throughout the campus.


Explores goals for liberal learning in a diverse democracy and argues that the liberal arts of the future will include ways of relating and learning across difference. Explains that the "new academy" growing up within the old comprises new ways of thinking, reconfiguration of disciplines, new modes of teaching and assessment, and new forms of scholarship -- all developed in order to move beyond historically inequitable divisions. Written for faculty members and curriculum committees, this report offers an important new vision for liberal education at the turn of the century. Should be used in connection with American Pluralism and the College Curriculum.

Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment

Asserts that student-centered, feminist assessments can be a useful vehicle for improving teaching and learning in any discipline and describes strategies and instruments that can be used to assess what and how students learn.