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Tag: Dr. J. Luke Wood
SDSU Launches Career Preparation Program for Black Students
To prepare Black students for the transition from postsecondary education to the workforce, San Diego State University (SDSU) created the Hal Brown Career Learning and Understanding Biases (HB CLUB) program.
December 17, 2020
Universities Plan Fall Initiatives to Address Systemic Racism and Police Brutality
As protests continue across the nation after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans at the hands of police officers, universities are analyzing their own biases and implementing initiatives and conversations on campus for the fall semester to address systemic racism and police brutality.
June 12, 2020
How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur
Over the last decade, there has been a significant rise in awareness among educators and the public about racial microaggressions. Coined by Chester Pierce in the 1970’s, racial microaggressions are the subtle forms of racism that are communicated to people of color through messages that degrade and demean them. Many people of color in the academy have experienced being told (with a sense of surprise) that they are “so articulate,” or assumed to have cheated on exams or papers when they outperform low expectations, being treated as intellectually inferior, being overlooked at the campus stores and eateries, and being told they come from “bad” schools or neighborhoods.
May 5, 2020
Summit Empowers Black, Latino Men in College
Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Fla., over the weekend to focus on how best to empower Black and Latino men in college.
March 8, 2020
When They Say: “Implicit Bias Trainings Don’t Work”
Let me be clear: Of course, a well-designed and well-implemented implicit bias training works—just not for everyone and not as a stand-alone strategy.
February 4, 2020
SDSU Passes Resolution Acknowledging Campus Lies on Native Land
San Diego State University formally recognized that its campus rests on land belonging to the Kumeyaay people with the San Diego State University Kumeyaay Land Acknowledgement, a resolution unanimously passed in the university senate. The document also states the university’s commitment to enroll and retain Kumeyaay students. Most of southern, central and east San Diego […]
November 5, 2019
Report Details High Rates of Suspension for Native Americans in K–12
An examination of school district data in the state of California shows the statewide suspension rate for Native American children and youth is more than double the statewide suspension average.
September 16, 2019
Rethinking Remedial Education in the Nation’s Community Colleges
Many higher education researchers and student-success advocates have long criticized no-credit remedial or developmental education in community colleges as a “trap” – an unintentional barrier to student success, particularly for its impact on low-income and minority students’ persistence and completion outcomes.
July 26, 2019
Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick
Undocumented students at U.S. colleges and universities have faced growing uncertainty in recent years – even those who have somewhat more security through their participation in the imperiled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – and things just got more tense with the Trump administration’s recent decision to step up enforcement of deportation orders.
June 30, 2019
Wood Uses Scholarship to Promote Advocacy
Growing up in the small town of McCloud, California, Dr. J. Luke Wood became interested in higher education after noticing the lack of diversity in the faculty and administration during his undergraduate years at the California State University, Sacramento.
September 28, 2018
Research Design Flaws Identified in Study Suggesting That Chief Diversity Officers “Hurt” Diversity
Last week, numerous media outlets highlighted a working paper submitted to the National Bureau of Economic Research contending that Chief Diversity Officers have no influence on faculty diversification and that their presence inversely influences the diversity of tenured faculty. The articles were widely shared in social media and received a visceral response from diversity experts who questioned the motivation for the study, analytic approach, its theoretical underpinnings, and interpretation of the results.
September 13, 2018
Brookhaven’s DART Student GoPass Reduces Financial Challenges
In an effort to address financial insecurities, Brookhaven College in Dallas offers students the opportunity to use a Student GoPass to ride the city’s Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system for free.
August 23, 2018
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