Publications

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Implementing Diversity: Contemporary Challenges and Best Practices at Predominantly White Universities.

A new publication from the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society (CDMS) at the University of Illinois offers a collection of essays examining race, racism, diversity and campus climate at predominantly White universities. Implementing Diversity: Contemporary Challenges and Best Practices at Predominantly White Universities examines challenges to fostering diversity, relevant issues of racial formation and dynamics of institutional change. It offers additional insight into best practices for implementing diversity at predominantly White universities. By providing empirical and theoretical essays, this work stresses social justice and mobility, while providing snapshots of the meaning of diversity and its impact on campus climate. With the underlying premise of the benefits of racial and ethnic diversity, Implementing Diversity provides a foundation for engaging the multifaceted issues of diversity and change in higher education. Click (1,882 KB) here for complete report.

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Racial Microaggression at the University of Illinois: Voices of Students of Color Living in University Housing

This report, first of many on racial microaggressions, focuses on incidents within University Housing. Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color. Click (1,818KB) here for complete report.

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CDMS-University Housing Joint Letter

Elusive Equity Graduate Education at Illinois' Flagship University

This report examines the University of Illinois’ definition of a diverse campus community in light of its public image. Elusive Equity: Graduate Education at Illinois’ Flagship University highlights disparities in equity for racial ethnic minorities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as among faculty. Click (2,868 KB) here for complete report.

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Media Coverage of Reports

Reports Examine Diversity at the University of Illinois: http://will.illinois.edu/news/spotstory/reports-examine-diversity-at-the-university-of-illinois/
Reports say UI has room for improvement in diversity: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2010-11-12/reports-say-ui-has-room-improvement-diversity.html

 

Print copies available. Please send your request and mailing address to cdms@illinois.edu. The publications are free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society
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Phone: 217.244.0188 Fax: 217.333.8122 E-mail: cdms@illinois.edu