“I am the type of person that interacts with all kinds of people. I do agree that diversity means nothing when you only hang with your group of people. HBCU’s are for African Americans and that who should attend there” (Ohboi on College Confidential). HBCU’s are not just for African American, it is for everyone. HBCU Lifestyle has questioned America, “It’s becoming a perennial argument in academic circles: Are HBCU’s still needed in so called post-racial America? History for and about African Americans still matter in recent society.” HBCU’s are what paved the way for African Americans to get equal education during slavery, Civil Rights moment, and the Jim Crow Laws. A scholar should attend an HBCU because of the table of excellence, legacies
According to the data of William Hiss, a previous dean of admissions for Bates College, “students with higher grades and modest test scores did better in college than students with lower grades and higher test scores” (Sheffer). This proves that grades are more accurate predictors of a student's academic success. There are many benefits of making standardized tests optional or not requiring them at all. Standardized tests are a biased way of measuring academic talent. Although the College Board believes the SAT is a good predictor of academic success, this method of testing should be optional for students, as high school GPAs are better reflections on a student’s work ethics and future success in
Going to college for many students is just a normal part of life. It is what will enable them to get an education that eventually will lead to get a well-paid job and the resources and the status to live a comfortable life. But for college professor, Andrew Delbanco, the American college has a higher purpose. In the article “College at Risk”, Delbanco states that colleges should be promoting critical thinking among students, through knowledge of the past and the interaction with each other; as well as, help them discover their talents and passions and figure out what they want to do in life. This type of education is called liberal arts and for Delbanco, it represents the ideal education. However, the high cost of receiving an education and the competitive labor market is making very hard for student to obtain a liberal art education.
Over the next few years North Carolina Central University will be more diverse in the student body because of the world itself is already diversed. NCCU will have more diversity over the next years because of the academics that it provides, the motto that we stand by “Truth and Service” and because of the generous people that work here. Also the professors that teach the students the outstanding knowledge that will lead them and stick with them for the rest of their lives.
In the article “Christian Colleges Doing Diversity Well” by Christine A. Scheller, a journalist and essayist, she interviews Christian college administrators who are attempting to make their institutions better by creating a more diverse college community. They have conversations about their efforts to have a diverse school and how some may thrive and look forward to diversity more than others.
The answer to the first part of the question “Is my organization‘s ethics program working?” I would have to say partially. I say this because the diversity of our main campus verses the branch campuses are totally different. The branch campuses run virtually the same, but the main campus tend to do things much differently than they should.
From rock climbing club to chemistry club, most colleges offer it all. Colleges would claim that the purpose of these groups is to give students the chance to try new things and to meet new people. This exposes students to new cultures, religions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, all while broadening their social networks. I would argue that the plethora of organizations actually adds segregation to college campuses. According to Boyd, people, “look for ‘safe spaces’ and ‘culture fit.’ And systems that are ‘personalized’ are highly desirable.” In other words, instead of joining organizations to gain new knowledge and experiences, students join groups that contain members most similar to themselves. For example, college students often join a group that is specific to their religion or ethnicity and as a result, do not participate in any other organizations. I have been exposed to this process as a college student myself and have seen first-hand how students tend to associate only with fellow members of their organization. By allowing the formation of so many specific groups, colleges actually deprive students of their chances to meet and become aware of other cultures, races, ethnicities, and
Much attention is paid to the effects of individuals’ race on their academic achievement. Focus on the effects of race tends to be centered on a purely individual level – from whether perceptions of one’s own race affects experience to whether stereotypes of one’s own race leads to negative individual life events. The diversity of these social networks is undoubtedly significant in personal academic achievement, but what about personal ties that are made of free choice outside of family and classmates? Does racial diversity in friend groups affect people of different races equally in terms of college academic achievement?
Illegitimate immigration is becoming one of the largest problems in today’s America, many believe that a border wall with Mexico would help this problem. In about 3 years ago it occurred that there were about 11.1 million illegal immigrants in America. Of those 84% of them came from Central America, Mexico, and Asia, the largest amount coming from Mexico with 59% of all illegal immigrants. Constructing a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants won't just cost billions of dollars, it would create a less diverse community, make America’s economy weak, and it would hurt the environment. All settlement incorporating illegal immigration that forms great diversity in the community. Having diversity is a significant part of society development
3) “Surely, every American college ought to defend this waning possibility, whatever we call it. And an American college is only true to itself when it opens its doors to all - the rich, the middle, and the poor - who have the capacity to embrace the precious chance to think and reflect before life engulfs them. If we are all serious about democracy, that means everyone.”
The similarities and differences that exist between you and your work community may have an impact on your work. Everyone around you will have similarities and differences, there is a reason we are all individual people, we are all different and have something different to offer. Culture plays an important part in shaping a person’s behaviour. Cultural values and beliefs provide a framework for people to make assumptions about and respond to their situations and or circumstances. Culture also strongly influences perceptions and expectations.
My eyes automatically drifted to the tall bright palm tree that moved along with the rhythm of the wind. It’s leafs danced as they presented their welcome. The sun shined down and hugged me with warmth, giving my skin a tingling, but satisfying sensation. I had come from Virginia to California, the famous, constantly spoken of state, that finally reached my sight. The state presented its beautiful attributes to capture my wonder and mesmerization. My appreciation for the state kindled a great desire: to implant the seeds of my future into its enriched land.
In this essay, “How Diversity Make Us Smarter,” Katherine Phillips illustrates how diversity functions effectively in a group, organization, and society. Philips states diversity has several advantages, such as enhancing creativity, evoking more thoughts, changing behavior, and promoting hard work. Philips supports the advantages by showing the positive outcomes come from different university researches and studies. She points out gender and racial diversity in a workplace help people bring their knowledge and intelligence together to increase team performance. In addition, people engage in more critical thinking and gain broader viewpoints when they hear different opinions from someone in a different
Cultural diversity can affect the workplace in numerous ways. Negative impacts can include miscommunication, creation of barriers, and dysfunctional adaptation behaviors. Positive impacts can include building a sound knowledge base fellow colleagues, which can make for smoother integration of the organization into foreign cultures.
The learning environments (universities and colleges) will be able to utilize the collective intelligence of their faculty and staff by ensuring that their workplace is considerably diverse and that minority groups are respected, appreciated, and valued.