Edited by Karen A. Longman
Today, no institution can ignore the need for deep conversations about race and ethnicity. But colleges and universities face a unique set of challenges as they explore these topics. Diversity Matters offers leaders a roadmap as they think through how their campuses can be hospitable environments for diversity.
Five Key Sections
Campus Case Studies: Transforming Institutions with a Commitment to Diversity
Why We Stayed: Lessons in Resiliency and Leadership from Long-Term CCCU Diversity Professionals
Advocacy and Change: How Individuals Can Serve as Allies on Campus Curricular and Co-Curricular Initiatives: Creating and Enhancing Diversity Awareness and Action
Looking Ahead: Autoethnographies from Emerging Leaders on Their Career Stages
Each chapter in Diversity Matters includes important discussion questions for administration, faculty, and staff.
Karen A. Longman serves as professor of doctoral higher education at Azusa Pacific University. She earned her doctorate from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan, holds master’s degrees from UM and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Albion College in Michigan. Longman continues to serve as a Senior Fellow of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and has coordinated Leadership Development Institutes for emerging leaders within the CCCU since 1998. Her research and publications focus on gender issues, leadership, and Christian higher education, including Thriving in Leadership (ACU Press, 2012).