The hybrid role we occupy appears on many levels to be a response to the changing trends in higher education. Increases in student enrollments, large pools of underemployed PhD holding-scholars, tenure-track faculty retrenchment, and expanding adjunct pools are signs that faculty-administrator hybrids may be here to stay
Slowly but surely, diversity in advertising is improving. This is due in large part to the mentoring and recruitment work of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and others like it.
Education is fundamental to women’s advancement into leadership; after all, in their thirst for talent, employers know that they cannot afford to overlook women whose stellar academic credentials suit them for leadership positions in today’s complex global marketplace.
Education is fundamental to everything that is important to American vitality and growth. Most can agree on that matter. On most other issues, though, education is exceedingly contentious and polarizing. Diversity Journal has gathered renowned education experts from across the country to speak on some of the most pressing issues in the state of education today.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a prestigious institution celebrated for being the best in nearly every area possible: academics, sports, and even diversity. Indeed, UNC is known for having relatively large minority populations, an involved international community, and a wide variety of political and social views amongst the student body. The November hiring of Taffye Benson Clayton as vice provost for diversity and multicultural affairs further demonstrates UNC’s current and growing diversity.
The University of Oregon, birthplace of Nike and home to the green and yellow Ducks, has undergone a long process of finding a new chief diversity officer within the past year. As happens in the process of hiring a new diversity executive, the process was tedious but ultimately successful, resulting in a new vice president for Equity & Inclusion, Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh, who will take office in August.
New York University’s Stern School of Business, located in New York City, has three active faculty members who are Nobel Peace Prize winners and a global alumni community of over 100,000 in more than 100 countries.
Though emerging markets are defined by their potential for impact on the global business stage, many are lagging in what studies have shown as one of the more important elements for success—gender equality. The country with the lowest female representation in business among the emerging market countries—at just 23 percent— is India.
The lack of minorities receiving graduate degrees in business is a growing problem, affecting the number of qualified candidates in the corporate job market. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management works to increase the presence of African American, Hispanic, and Native Americans in MBA programs and the corporate world.
It has been much publicized within the past few years that the U.S., once dominant in all aspects of education, has been lagging behind other nations in terms of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The Obama administration, specifically, has tied STEM with innovation, and thus competition, on the world stage. In other words, STEM is no longer an educational lapse—it’s a national security issue. And while growth of STEM overall is encouraged, it has been specifically targeted at underrepresented minorities (URMs) and females.