Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises is an important, timely book that all academics should read. It provides keen insight into the many complex issues related to cultural diversity on American college campuses, and it offers readers the opportunity to think through that complexity by considering real-world cases.
Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises is an authentic way of having discussions on campuses about real issues that faculty, staff, administrators and students have to explore to be culturally competent institutions. It’s more than a way to discuss these important issues, these essays allow a way to think about assessing what and how we do learning. As a scholar who has researched, taught, and lived these conversations, I fully recommend this book as enlightenment but moreover as a community building exercise.
Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises engages the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in creative and engaging ways that position both faculty and college students to critically undertake difficult conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusivity. It is a promising tool for academic discourse that informs, educates, and shapes perspectives and worldviews for life in the 21st century global society. Strongly recommended for schools and colleges!
As many universities work toward inclusive excellence on their campuses it is important that they establish a culture that is safe, open to productive dialog and welcoming to those from all backgrounds. This book is a useful tool in establishing the culture. Through the use of case studies incoming students will really think about what it means for people from all walks of life and with various perspectives to share a campus community. They will get useful tips and tools to help them navigate conversations and interactions across difference.
Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises provides a wealth of information and guidance for those working in higher education and especially for those in the diversity and inclusion arena. It’s an excellent resource guide with discussion points, case studies, examples, and materials which are essential tools for those interested in taking a deep dive into facilitating real, open, and honest conversations around difference. The authors are offering insights into the issues and concerns students bring into the classroom.
Each author conveys the importance for professors and teachers to look past the surface, see each student as an individual, accept differences and to develop cultural competency and sensitivity. This book will serve as a fantastic resource for teachers and practitioners. It’s a great book to have on your shelves!