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Educating for a Changing World: The Importance of an Equity Mindset

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  
Posted by: CUMU Headquarters

Written by Judith Ramaley of Portland State University and recently published in Metropolitan Universities, this article explores the cultivation of equity and inclusion in higher education.


Our nation’s colleges and universities are being asked to play demanding roles in creating the capacity for active and engaged collaboration and collective action to address complex challenges that are shaping the world we live in. An essential ingredient of any effort to build healthy communities for any purpose, including education, is the cultivation of equity and inclusion. In this article, we discuss what these terms mean in practice and how to draw upon the talents and experiences of all the members of a diverse community in order to understand and address the pressing social, cultural, economic, and environmental challenges we face in our communities and around the globe.


Read the full article here.


Author Information
Judith A. Ramaley, PhD, is President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She has also served as president of the University of Vermont and Winona State University in Minnesota. Ramaley holds an appointment as a Senior Scholar with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. In addition to her experience as an academic leader, she served as Assistant Director of the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate at the National Science Foundation from 2001–2005.

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