Diversity, Educational Equity, and Learning Communities

Emily Lardner, with others. Learning Communities & Educational Reform monograph series. Summer 2005.

This publication describes the powerful possibilities of intentionally integrating the rich history of diversity work on campuses with learning communities. The lead essay along with five campus stories illustrate the complexities and the benefits of turning classrooms and campuses into places where under-represented students experience academic success.

Preface (PDF)
Emily Lardner

The Heart of Education: Translating Diversity into Equity (PDF)
Emily Lardner

(In)Visibility: Teaching Diversity on a "Homogeneous" Campus (PDF)
Heather Keast and Barbara Williamson

Nurturing the "Whole Person": The Learning Community Experience as a Safe Space (PDF)
Carol Hamilton and Jane Lister Reis

Classroom Strategies for Learning Community Faculty: Situated Knowledge for Global Citizenship (PDF)
Phyllis van Slyck

Visible Border Crossers: Reflections on Faculty Collaboration (PDF)
Debora Barrera Pontillo and Catherine Crain

"Varying Realities of the Human Experience": University Studies Program at Portland State University (PDF)
Charles Ryan Brown, Grace L. Dillon, Celine Fitzmaurice, Greg Jacob, Yves Labissiere, Antonia Levi, Cherry Muhanji, Candyce Reynolds, and Jack Straton