Transforming the Academy: Faculty Perspectives on Diversity and Pedagogy

By Sarah Willie Lebreton (Editor), Michael D Smith (Contribution by), Eve Tuck (Contribution by), Dela Kusi Appouh (Contribution by), H Mark Ellis (Contribution by), Cheryl Jones Walker (Contribution by), Patrick "Pato" Hebert (Contribution by), Anita Chikkatur (Contribution by), Kristin Lindgren (Contribution by), Anna Ward (Contribution by), Betty Sasaki (Contribution by), Aurora Camacho De Schmidt (Contribution by), Daphne Lamothe (Contribution by), Theresa Tensuan (Contribution by)
In recent decades, American universities have begun to tout the diversity of their faculty and student bodies. But what kinds of diversity are being championed in their admissions and hiring practices, and what kinds are being neglected? Is diversity enough to solve the structural inequalities that plague our universities? And how might we articulate the value of diversity in the first place?"Transforming the Academy"begins to answer these questions by bringing together a mix of faculty male and female, cisgender and queer, immigrant and native-born, tenured and contingent, white, black, multiracial, and other from public and private universities across the United States. Whether describing contentious power dynamics within their classrooms or recounting protests that occurred on their campuses, the book s contributors offer bracingly honest inside accounts of both the conflicts and the learning experiences that can emerge from being a representative of diversity.The collection s authors are united by their commitment to an ideal of the American university as an inclusive and transformative space, one where students from all backgrounds can simultaneously feel intellectually challenged and personally supported. Yet"Transforming the Academy"also offers a wide range of perspectives on how to best achieve these goals, a diversity of opinion that is sure to inspire lively debate."

"This inspiring book wonderfully fuses scholarship, personal experiences, and pragmatism, offering penetrating analyses of the challenges and benefits of living and teaching diversity and identifying conditions needed for transformation." --Caroline Hodges Persell "author of Education and Inequality and co-author with Peter Cookson Jr. of Prepa "
""Transforming the Academy"chronicles the meaning behind the sweeping changes in college classroom diversity, the benefits that greater diversity brings to educational institutions, and the unique challenges faced by groups historically shut out from post-secondary education. This book is required reading for ANYONE who works in higher education or is preparing someone to attend college."--Charles Gallagher "professor of sociology, LaSalle University and author of Rethinking the Color Li ""


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Publisher Rutgers University Press
Publish date 04/20/2016
Pages 248
ISBN-13 9780813565071
Language English

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