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Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion: Diversity in Higher Ed

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’Cuse Conversations Podcasts

The ’Cuse Conversations Podcast, hosted by John Boccacino ’03 and Chris Velardi ’95, has many episodes relating to diversity and inclusion in interviews that feature members of the Syracuse University community.  This podcast comes from Syracuse University’s Office of Alumni Engagement communications team.  Here are just a few examples of interesting shows:

Diane Schenandoah ’11 Shares Indigenous Principles and Practices as Honwadiyenawa’sek (One Who Helps Them), November 7, 2022

Ashia Aubourg '18: Food Justice Advocate Helps Empower Communities Through Food, September 27, 2022

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, April 28, 2022

Bana Miller '04: Advocating for Veterans and their families, September 22, 2021

Kevin Richardson H'20: From Wrongly Imprisoned to Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, September 17, 2021

Ola Idowu '14: Providing Mentorship Opportunities to Young Black Professionals, August 6, 2021

Episode 83: Covering COVID-19 and Indigenous Issues with Reporter Jourdan Bennett-Begaye G'16, July 12, 2021

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Disability As Diversity in Higher Education

Addressing disability not as a form of student impairment--as it is typically perceived at the postsecondary level--but rather as an important dimension of student diversity and identity, this book explores how disability can be more effectively incorporated into college environments. Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings.

Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education

Any educational environment involves the interaction of diverse groups and individuals. To foster productive and effective communication, it becomes imperative to understand people's different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as their value systems. Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the presence of cultural diversity in educational contexts and how to promote effective dialogues in these environments.

Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education

As the world becomes more globalized, student populations in university settings will continue to grow in diversity. To ensure students develop the cultural competence to adapt to new environments, universities and colleges must develop policies and programs to aid in the progression of cultural acceptance and understanding. Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education is an essential reference book on the latest literature regarding multiculturalism in colleges and universities, focusing on administration and faculty implementation of culturally-aware curriculum to support the development of students' global competence.

Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design

Higher education programs are continuously expanding globally and now, students who are enrolled in online courses can reside anywhere in the world. Due to this phenomenon, institutions are forced to adapt to serve their remote students. Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design provides emerging information on designing online courses recognizing cultural differences, building effective learning environments and forums, and integrating classroom aesthetics.

Inclusive Classrooms: a series from the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion

We thank Emory University for their permission to link to these videos. Closed captioning is available.

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Journals and selected articles

Diversity in Academe: This series of reports is from the Chronicle of Higher Education.  You may need to sign on from an on-campus computer or use the library to access all parts of the series.