Category Archives: Diversity

Faculty Diversity in Higher Education

One prevalent issue within higher education is the rate in which faculty are hired and retained within the academy. Predominately white institutions (PWI’s) especially have lower percentages of faculty from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. In addition, the rate in which all genders outside of males is disproportion to the rate in which male faculty …

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Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education

Sexual Misconduct in the Academy With the emergence of the #MeToo movement, women have felt increasingly empowered to report instances of sexual misconduct. This movement has brought to light a number of sexual harassment cases in academia, where women (particularly at the graduate student and early career levels) have been taken advantage of by their Read more about Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education[…] Continue reading

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Fit as a Euphemism for Whiteness in Higher Education Hiring Practices

Introduction to the Issue Hiring practices in higher education are long overdue for a critical evaluation and overhaul of current racist—even if it’s subtle or unintentional—policies and practices. Ashlee (2019) sheds light on the harmful practices systemically rooted in our hiring practices. More specifically, the author explores the pervasive notion that the term “fit” is …

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Lower retention rate amongst young professionals in Higher Education

While higher education encompasses both academic and student affairs areas, for this blog post I want to focus on a contemporary issue specific to student affairs area in higher education. One of the biggest problems in student affairs functional areas is the retention of new professionals. Student affairs is known to have one of the …

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The Gaps Between Higher Ed and Industry

The Issues: There are several issues going on today that involve higher education and my field of study. One of the biggest ones is the issue with job availability as you continue on with your education. One example of this nutrition. I cannot vouch for the other species, but for swine, there are very few …

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Data Governance, Management and Protection in Higher Education

We are bombarded with data. Higher education institutions have no shortages of data and experience daily influxes from diverse streams. From confidential student and institutional information to sensitive research data sets, it becomes increasingly crucial that higher education institutions enforce and regulate stringent data protocols and practices to ensure proper data control, data management, data …

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Defunding Mental Health – A slippery slope

Mental health is a serious concern for all college students. Students today are under immense pressure to succeed, make friends, have a job, volunteer and do service work, and so many other things. This increased pressure has resulted in decreased mental health. ActiveMinds, a nonprofit which advocates for issues regarding student mental health, states that …

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Issues Impacting Higher Education in National and Global Platforms

A form of discrimination that exists in higher education in both the national and global platforms is ageism. Age discrimination does exist in the engineering discipline and does not necessarily require the existence of sexism and racism. In a report written by Demi Simi and Jonathan Matusitz, Ageism Against Older U.S. College Students: A View from …

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USA Needs International Students in Higher Education

  Topic of Interest: There are a lot of different issues arising in higher education that I could have discussed for my blog. After a long look at my field and program, animal and poultry science, I decided to research and comment on international students in higher education because I see a lack in the …

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