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Forum 15:

Diversity’s Promise for Excellence in a Pluralistic Society: The Public University and the Common Good

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Held Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Forum Summary

Daryl G. Smith is Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to assuming her current faculty position at CGU, Smith served as a college administrator in planning and evaluation, institutional research, and student affairs. Her research, teaching, and publications have been in the areas of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership and change, governance, diversity in STEM fields, and faculty diversity. In addition to numerous articles and papers, she is an author or co-author of several books, including Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work, The Challenge of Diversity: Alienation or Involvement in the Academy, and Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking The Myths. In partnership with five other evaluators of national diversity projects, she is a co-author of To Form a More Perfect Union: Campus Diversity Initiatives, A Diversity Research Agenda, and Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives. She has served as an evaluator and consultant to numerous projects and campuses across the country and to foundations such as the James Irvine Foundation, the Haas Jr. Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Hewlett Foundation.

Panelists for this event include: Kevin Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of Law and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies; and Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis.

Publications Related to this Forum

View Smith’s article relevant to this forum: “Interrupting the Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty” (2004).