First of all, apologies for the hiatus in posting. As sometimes happens when a publication is a one-person operation, life gets in the way. Given the changes in the political tides of the country, it’s probably for the best that I haven’t been actively posting for a while. It’s been difficult to separate the scare from the reality. I’ve spent some of the time off digging deep into some of the politics and may post about that at a later time.
While the final impact of this new administration on diversity in higher education is unknown, it is clear that things will be dramatically different from where they would have been had another candidate been elected, or at least, there is an intent at the national level to shift the curve when it comes to the direction of higher education in the country. If successful, it’s hard to see how that can have a positive impact on diversity in higher ed, or diversity as a value. In spite of the challenges to these ideals, there are promising signs that our efforts to advance diversity in higher education will survive this latest attack as they have lesser ones before. Only time will tell, but I’ll be sharing the stories of that struggle along the way.
You may have noticed that we’ve added a diversity job board to the website. It makes sense that improving the diversity of our higher education institutions is reliant on increasing the representation of the underrepresented in the same. If you or someone you know are in the market for a job, please check it out.