Theories & Practices
There are many resources, here at
the University and elsewhere, for those who are interested in diversity-related
issues. Below is a listing of some that are online, in print and
in other formats; some have been compiled specifically for this theme semester.
is the creation of Margaret L. Steneck & Nicholas H. Steneck, with
assistance from students in History 397 this semester. Diversity@UM
is one outcome of more than a decade teaching an undergraduate survey course
on the History of the University of Michigan (History 265). This
database is an effort to make the story of diversity at the University
of Michigan--the story of the steps taken toward becoming an inclusive
community--more accessible. It is a work in progress.
The Film and Video Library has developed
a searchable special feature, titled Videos
on the Theme of Diversity available through its site on the web.
This mediagraphy for its collection makes it possible to search by
year, language, audience level, format, etc.
Leveraging the Arts for New Understandings
of Diversity provides mini-grants for residents of University Housing
to promote discussion of diversity through group attendance at arts events.
This is the joint project of the Arts
Coordinator and University Housing. Contact Mary Craig, the Arts
Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 764-5123 and Pam Reister in Housing
at email@example.com or 647-3054.
Online: Digital Perspectives from the University of Michigan
Community is part
of CHICO—the Cultural Heritage
Initiative for Community Outreach. This web site initiative builds
on current projects ongoing at CHICO that provide technological training
and outreach. Diversity Online will use photography, art and narratives
to document and provide access to the multitude of perspectives on diversity
and cultural heritage we find in our campus community. In addition,
the project will provide focused technological training sessions that will
enable selected student groups to document online their own activity related
to the theme semester’s goals. Contact Sam Cronk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
staff will receive diversity game kits in the second week of February,
for use in educational programming in their residence halls. Contact
Julian Vasquez Heilig at email@example.com.
on Diversity is compiling an archive of videotapes, available on loan,
on a variety of programs, e.g. Bowen Talks About "The Shape of the River,"
and Dialogues on Race with President Clinton.
to the theme semester home page.
page was modified on March 2, 1999.
Prof. Sylvia Hurtado (Education) is
a contributor to The Dynamics of Race in Higher Education: An
Examination of the Evidence, sponsored by the American Educational
Research Association. The executive
summary is on the web through Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies
in Race and Ethnicity.