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A Sampling of Resources Related to Creating Inclusive Scholarly Communities


Bensimon, E. M. (2012). The equity scorecard: Theory of change. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Dowd, A.C., & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Engaging the “race question”: Accountability and equity in U.S. higher education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Lovitts, Barbara E. (2001). Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study.  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Smith, Daryl G.; Lisa Wolf-Wendel. (2005). The challenge of diversity: Involvement or alienation in the academy.  ASHE higher education report; v. 31, no. 1. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Sowell, Robert; Allum, Jeff; Okahana, Hironao. (2015). Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion.  Council of Graduate Schools.  Washington, DC: CGS.

Sowell, Robert S.; Bell, Nathan E.; Kirby, Sheila Nataraj. (2010). PhD. Completion and Attrition: Policies and Practices to Promote Student Success.  Council of Graduate Schools.  Washington, DC: CGS.

Stead, Virginia. (2015). The education doctorate (Ed.D.): Issues of access, diversity, social justice, and community leadership. New York, NY: Peter Lange.

Weidman, John C.; Darla J. Twale; Elizabeth Leahy Stein. (2001). Socialization of graduate and professional students in higher education: A perilous passage? ASHE-ERIC higher education report; v. 28, no. 3.  San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Witham, K. A., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Creating a culture of inquiry around equity and student success. In S. D. Museus & U. M. Jayakumar (Eds.), Creating campus cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse student populations (pp. 46-67). New York: Routledge.

Articles and Reports:

Bensimon, E. M. (2007). The underestimated significance of practitioner knowledge in the scholarship of student success. The Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 441-469.

Bensimon, E. M., & Bishop, R. (Eds.) (2012). The Review of Higher Education: A Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Race and Equity.” (Fall 2012 ed. Vol. 36, No. 1, Supplement): Johns Hopkins University Press

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Longanecker, D., & Witham, K. (2012). We Have Goals. Now What?, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:6, 14-25

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Witham, K. (2016).  Five principles for exacting equity by design. Diversity and Democracy, The Equity Imperative. Winter 2016, Volume 19, No 1.

Bersola, Samuel H.; Ellen Bara Stolzenberg; Kevin Fosnacht; Janice Love.  Understanding Admitted Doctoral Students’ Institutional Choices: Student Experiences versus Faculty and Staff Perceptions.  (2014). American Journal of Education, Vol. 120(4); 515 – 543. 

Burt, Melissa A.; Haacker, Rebecca; Batchelor, Rebecca L.; Denning, A. Scott.  (2016). Increasing the Diversity of Your Graduate Program: Translating Best Practices into Success.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  July 2016, Vol. 97 Issue 7; 1169-1172.

Council of Graduate Schools. (2003). Achieving an Inclusive Graduate Community, volume 1; Recruiting for Success, volume 2; Ensuring Success, volume 3. Washington, DC: CGS.

Council of Graduate Schools. (2009). Broadening Participation in Graduate Education.  Washington, DC: CGS. 

Davidson, Martin N.; Foster-Johnson, Lynn.  (2001). Mentoring in the Preparation of Graduate Researchers of Color.  Review of Educational Research, Vol. 71(4); 549-74.

Flaherty, Colleen.  Study suggests Ph.D. supply isn’t the problem when it comes to diversifying the professoriate.  Inside Higher Education.  November 18, 2016.  Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/11/18/study-suggests-phd-supply-isnt-problem-when-it-comes-diversifying-professoriate

Garces, Liliana. (2014). Aligning Diversity, Quality, and Equity: The Implications of Legal and Public Policy Developments for Promoting Racial Diversity in Graduate Studies.  American Journal of Education, Vol. 120(4); 457 – 480.

Gibbs KD, Basson J, Xierali IM, Broniatowski DA. (2016). Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US. Elife, 2016 Nov 17;5. pii: e21393. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21393. PubMed PMID: 27852433; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5153246.

Gibbs KD Jr, Griffin KA. (2013).What do I want to be with my PhD? The roles of personal values and structural dynamics in shaping the career interests of recent biomedical science PhD graduates. CBE Life Sci Educ, 2013 Winter;12(4):711-23. doi: 10.1187/cbe.13-02-0021. PubMed PMID: 24297297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3846521.

Gibbs KD Jr, McGready J, Bennett JC, Griffin K. (2014). Biomedical Science Ph.D. Career Interest Patterns by Race/Ethnicity and Gender. PLoS One, 2014 Dec 10;9(12):e114736. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114736. PubMed PMID: 25493425; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4262437.

Gibbs KD Jr, McGready J, Griffin K. Career Development among American Biomedical Postdocs. (2015). CBE Life Sci Educ, 2015 Winter;14(4):ar44. Doi:10.1187/cbe.15-03-0075. PubMed PMID: 26582238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4710405.

Gibbs KD Jr, Marsteller P. Broadening Participation in the Life Sciences: Current Landscape and Future Directions. (2016) CBE Life Sci Educ, Fall 2016;15(3). pii:ed1. doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-06-0198. PubMed PMID: 27587849; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5008898.

Griffin, Kimberly A.; Marcela M. Muniz; Lorelle Espinosa. (2012).  The Influence of Campus Racial Climate on Diversity in Graduate Education.  The Review of Higher Education, Volume 34, Number 4, Summer 2012; 535 – 566.

In Context: Race on Campus.  A collection of news and commentary from the ChronicleThe Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 24, 2015.  Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/resource/in-context-race-on-campus/5867/ .

Linder, Chris; Harris, Jessica C.; Allen, Evette L.; Hubain, Bryan.  (2015). Building Inclusive Pedagogy: Recommendations from a National Study of Students of Color in Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Programs.  Equity & Excellence in Education, 48(2). 178-194.

McMurtrie, Beth.  How to do a better job of searching for diversity.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 11, 2016.  Retrieved from:  http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Do-a-Better-Job-of/237750?cid=rclink

Morgan Consoli, Melissa L.; Patricia Marin.  (2015). Teaching Diversity in the Graduate Classroom: The Instructor, the Students, the Classroom, or All of the Above? Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Patel, Vimal.  Science-Diversity Efforts Connect Grad Students with Mentors. The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 17, 2016.  Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/article/Science-Diversity-Efforts/234947 .

Posselt, J.R.; Liliana M. Garces.  Expanding the Racial Diversity and Equity Agenda to Graduate Education.  American Journal of Education, 2014; Vol. 120(4); 443 – 449.

Posselt, J.R. (2014). Toward inclusive excellence in U.S. graduate education: Constructing merit and diversity in PhD admissions.  American Journal of Education, Vol. 120(4); 481-514.

Purdy, Carla; Ronald Kane. (2004) Achieving diversity in graduate engineering education—what are the major issues?  ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 149 – 153.

Thompson, Nancy L.; Campbell, Andrew G. (2013). Addressing the Challenge of Diversity in the Graduate Ranks: Good Practices Yield Good Outcomes.  CBE – Life Sciences Education, Vol. 12(1), 19 – 29.

Voosen, Paul (March 6, 2016).  The Subtle Ways Gender Bias Persists in Science.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Subtle-Ways-Gender-Gaps/235598?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=3e9585aa07e94e6ca10b37c0c3ba504d&elq=9d834d7c1d7e45b1851ccdff45084772&elqaid=8178&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2623 .

Whitham, K., Chase, M., Bensimon, E., Hanson, D., & Longanecker, D. (2015). Moving the Attainment Agenda from Policy to Action. Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning, 47(4), 6-15.

University Resources:

Breaking Boundaries: Graduate Student Perspectives on Cultural and Ethnic Identity in the Academy (video): https://diversity.umn.edu/gradeducation/breakingboundaries

Campus Climate Report.  Report of the Campus Climate Work Group.  January 2015.  http://campus-climate.umn.edu/sites/campusclimate.umn.edu/files/Campus-Climate-Report-2015.pdf

Reimagining Equity and Diversity: A Framework for Transforming the University of Minnesota.  Systemwide Taskforce on Diversity.  https://diversity.umn.edu/sites/default/files/U%20of%20MN,%20Equity%20and%20Diversity%20Vision%20Framework.pdf

Student Mental Health, http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu/ .  (See also on this site the Recommended Mental Health and Stress Management Syllabus Statement; select “Information for” and then “Faculty & Staff.”)

University Offices:

Disability Resource Center, https://diversity.umn.edu/disability/

Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, https://diversity.umn.edu/gradeducation/

Center for Educational Innovation, https://cei.umn.edu/

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, https://diversity.umn.edu/eoaa/

Office for Equity and Diversity, https://diversity.umn.edu/?q=aboutoed

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, https://diversity.umn.edu/gsc//

Graduate and Professional Student Advising, http://gradvising.umn.edu/

International Student and Scholar Services, http://www.isss.umn.edu/

Minnesota English Language Program, http://www.esl.umn.edu

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, https://diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/

Women’s Center, https://diversity.umn.edu/women/

Other Resources:

For suggestions on forming and maintaining a diversity and inclusion task force/group for your college, department or graduate program, please contact Howard Lavine in Political Science and /or Mae Davenport in Forest Resources.

For some exemplar University of Minnesota websites that promote inclusivity, see:

Diversity and inclusion statement of the University of Minnesota Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD program), http://www.grad.umn.edu/sites/grad.umn.edu/files/umn_mstp_diversity_and_inclusion_2017.pdf

Guides for Mentors and Mentees, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan,  http://www.rackham.umich.edu/faculty-staff/information-for-programs/academic-success/mentoring-advising

Recruiting and Outreach: Toolkit of Promising Practices, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, http://www.rackham.umich.edu/faculty-staff/information-for-programs/academic-success/recruiting-and-outreach

Upcoming video conference:  The Penn Summit on Fostering Racially Responsive Campus Climates, April 18 – 20, 2017; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penn-summit-on-fostering-racially-responsive-campus-climates-tickets-33095820490

Event Details

GPEA 2017 Homepage

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mississippi Room, CMU


Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Buffet Lunch: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 3:00 p.m.


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