Innovative Approaches on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

With increasingly diverse student populations entering higher education, faculty, staff and administrators are being tasked with creating and sustaining more inclusive, culturally aware, and respectful learning environments for all learners. This series focuses on innovative approaches to addressing diversity and inclusion in higher education, from classroom to community (Pradhan, 2013; Tuitt, Haynes & Stewart, 2016). The series is interested in national and international perspectives on design, implementation, assessment and support of different inclusive practices and models that engage postsecondary learners in ways that are meaningful, relevant and accessible to all (Gannon, 2018; Hockings, 2010). Specifically, the series will provide evidence-based inclusive pedagogies and policies that address current and future trends in (a) faculty development, (b) intersectionality in postsecondary education, (c) assessment and evaluation of academic programs for cultural competencies, and (d) technology integration for college learners. Through scholarly and field research, this series will promote understanding of how dynamics of diversity and inclusion in teaching, learning and leading affect higher education institutions in the United States and abroad (Mighty, Ouellet and Stanley, 2010; Worthington, 2012).