Category Archives: Inclusion

The Last Post: A Farewell

After reading the prompt for this last blog post, “a summary of my class experience”, I decided to look back at my first real blog post of the semester. This was the post that asked what I hoped to get out of the class. The Goals: In this blog post, I had stated that “I …

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Semester in Retrospect

Three big takeaways from the semester: Comfort in conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion Expansion of ideas around identity Acceptance of my privileged status Comfort in conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion After spending the semester reading about and discussing a variety of issues surrounding diversity and inclusion with a roomful of mostly strangers I can confidently …

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DEI for Global Society Final Reflection

What a semester and a privilege to immerse myself and learn about the many facets of diversity and the principles of inclusion and equity. Taking this class, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, has radically changed my perspectives and outlook on DEI. I am a little bit wiser in that I now have a …

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Saudi Arabian Higher Education and Saudi Arabian Women Challenges in Higher Education

Saudi Arabian Higher Education and Saudi Arabian Women Challenges in Higher Education I am very happy to take the diversity class with my class mates and Dr. Justin. I have learned a lot form this class including diversity definition, identities, power, privilege, diversity statement, race, microaggressions, intersectionality, equity, racism, and diversity and inclusion in higher …

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Diversity for global society

When anyone talks about diversity, the very first thing that comes to our mind is either gender or ethnicity differences. However, diversity includes a much wider range of factors such as differences in socio-economic status, abilities, languages, sexual orientation, and so on. It is significant to be familiar with all types of diversity in order …

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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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