Diversity and the Politics of Higher Education

Catherine Lugg (Education Theory, Policy, and Administration)

This seminar will explore the issues involved with “Diversity and the Politics of Higher Education.” In particular, we will address diversity (racial, ethnic, gender, class, language, religious, sexual identity, and dis/ability) and how these issues of diversity shape the politics of higher education and “who gets what, when and how” (Laswell, 1936). For example, Affirmative Action remains a topic of blistering political attack, yet there is striking political silence on the advantages elite whites receive in college admissions thanks to the “legacy system.” At the close of the class, students will have the opportunity to speak with leading Rutgers professors and administrators who are first-generation college attenders and their own collegiate experiences.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 85 index 10762