Building Capacity for Inclusion by Working across Differences: An Institutional and Societal Imperative

Summarizes the importance of preparing students for work and civic participation in a diverse and changing world, which is influenced by three imperatives: the economic imperative, the imperative of education for participatory democracy, and the imperative for equity. The report also summarizes the current state of diversity in higher education and the challenges facing institutions of higher education as they strive to meet these three imperatives. The author suggests that to become both more diverse and more inclusive, institutions of higher education need to examine their own organizational capacity to prepare all students for a world that is changing, complicated, and already diverse.

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