“There are more undercurrents of resistance—and some of that has to do with the general political climate. The remedies that we thought were going to bring about greater access and greater diversity—those have now become quietly contentious. No one attacks them directly. There’s just an undertone that maybe we’ve done enough to become diverse, maybe we should just step back. The old arguments of meritocracy have resurfaced.”
— William B. Harvey, Dean, N.C. A&T School of Education
The September 25, 2011, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at diversity in higher education with two notable reports:
- An interview with William B. Harvey, N.C. A&T’s new Dean of the School of Education and the first Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Virginia (2005-09).
- Data on the race and ethnicity of faculty members at 4,200 U.S. colleges and universities, based on 2009 U.S. Department of Education figures.