Diversity Research Conference Featured in UCLA Today
UCLA Today Features "Diversity Research: Beyond Counting"
An article by Wendy Soderburg highlights the recent conference cosponsored by CSW:
Diversity research moves beyond mere numbers
Faculty, staff and students from eight UC campuses and researchers from around the country came to UCLA recently to attend a daylong conference on a burgeoning branch of research: diversity in academia.
The June 22 conference, "Diversity Research: Beyond Counting," drew approximately 200 people from UCLA, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine, as well as researchers from as far away as the Netherlands. They heard scholars from UCLA, Claremont Graduate University and Columbia University discuss such issues as the relationship of diversity to outcomes, diversity science and even the meaning of diversity.
"Research on diversity in academia has usually focused on issues of representation, counting the numbers or percentages of students, faculty and others who are members of traditionally or currently underrepresented demographic groups," said Christine Littleton, UCLA vice provost of diversity and faculty development. "While such research is no doubt necessary, it is far from sufficient, and does not reflect the most interesting work being done today by researchers in the social sciences, the life sciences and even the physical sciences." ...