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An Inconvenient Presence

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt writes of how serving on search committees in predominantly white institutions can often be a harrowing experience for many faculty members of color.

Small Changes to Promote DEI in College Classrooms

While there are no shortcuts, we can adopt some small, intentional steps in four key areas that can yield big results for student success, write Rita Kumar and Brenda Refaei.

Closing the Fellowship Diversity Gap

We must build diverse applicant pipelines and inclusive support systems that help students at minority-serving institutions gain access to such opportunities, writes Melanie Meinzer.

Let’s Stop Relying on Biased Teaching Evaluations

Using such evaluations reflects colleges’ lack of a true commitment to diversity, writes Joanna Wolfe, who offers three actions institutions should take sooner rather than later to change the situation.

Advice I Wish I Did Not Have to Offer

An anonymous professor shares guidance on what to do for yourself if your child or another person close to you is sexually assaulted.

Colleges Must Redefine Leadership

Women of color are doing much of the work that benefits institutions, yet they aren’t being recognized or rewarded for it, writes M. Cristina Alcalde, citing three areas that should be addressed.

The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Senior Administrators

Carra Hood offers 10 steps for addressing bias and unequal treatment in higher education institutions.

Applying an Equity Lens to COVID Impact Statements

Documenting the pandemic’s effect, especially on women faculty and those of color, is vital, write Donna Riley and Mangala Subramaniam, who offer advice on how to assess such statements.