Socioeconomic class has dramatic effects on opportunity within and beyond college—yet it is a challenging topic of conversation for students and faculty alike. This issue of Diversity & Democracy provides some tools to guide difficult discussions about class in the hopes of creating more inclusive campuses and a more equitable world beyond.
Diversity and Democracy
The capacity for principled action in a diverse world is a core outcome of a successful liberal education—and one that often develops through community engagement. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the connections between civic learning and diverse communities, setting the framework for action that is ethical, imaginative, and inclusive.
Religious Diversity challenges educators seeking to prepare students with intercultural skills for effectiveness in a pluralistic society. As students and faculty grapple with the roles that spirituality and belief play within and across disciplines, this issue of Diversity & Democracy opens the door for more rewarding conversations.
Global learning gives students the tools to engage ethically in an inter-dependent world, both at home in the U.S. and in international contexts. With the support of the Luce Foundation and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, AAC&U’s Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning project guides institutions through the process of globalizing education for all students.