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The results of two studies found that, although some differences existed among races in certain types of misbehavior, these differences could not explain the disproportionalities in suspension rates.
Kansas Wesleyan University — Provost (Chief Academic Officer)
Kansas Wesleyan University seeks an engaging, forward-thinking academic leader committed to supporting a diverse, student-focused, learning community. The ideal candidate will value the faculty’s roles and responsibilities in student and institutional success, and will work collegially and collaboratively with our dedicated faculty who are intent on excellence in educational experiences. As the chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible for all academic units and serves as a key member of the President’s senior administrative team.
The ideal candidate will affirm the institution’s mission, liberal arts tradition, and historic connection with the United Methodist Church. The Provost must also have a deep understanding of assessment and accreditation that is focused on continuous improvement. In addition, the Provost must hold a terminal degree, and should have substantial experience as a faculty member, with increasing responsibility in academic leadership. Candidates are expected to have experience with online and non-traditional educational delivery and outcome success. Further information regarding qualifications and responsibilities can be found on the job description posted on the university website (www.kwu.edu/jobs).
Kansas Wesleyan University is a 130-year-old, private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas, a vibrant city of 50,000 with a dynamic arts community. The University offers traditional arts and sciences programs, as well as pre- and professional programs, at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Enrollment is approximately 650 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students.
Kansas Wesleyan University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law. Applicants who would advance any area of the University’s diversity are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a KWU application, a cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications, and your resume/CV to Jan Shirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
African Americans were awarded 682 doctoral degrees from Walden University between 2011 and 2015. This is almost double the number of doctoral degrees awarded by Howard University, which ranks in second place in doctoral degree awards to blacks from 2011 to 2015.
A new study by researchers at Indiana University, finds that the hiring of more Black police officers will not reduce the number of Black citizens who are shot by police unless the percentage of Black officers on the force reaches 35 percent.
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, has been selected to receive the 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award from SAGE Publishing and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
The six university partners – including historically Black North Carolina Central University – will be conducting research in their local communities on arrests and resolutions of criminal charges on offenses such as shoplifting, fraud, petty theft, forgery, and drug possession.
Oberlin College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Ohio, recently dedicated a new African art installation at its Allen Memorial Art Museum. The museum has 107 African art objects in its collection.
The university’s “Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas” project, included a documentary film, the formation of an advisory board, the collection of oral histories and materials, and the creation of a digital portal to provide online access to the project’s materials.
Yale University is expanding its partnership with Matriculate, a nonprofit organization that uses students at high-ranking universities to provide online college advising services to high school students from low-income families.
The agreement establishes the Access 4 Achievement program that calls for dual admissions and joint enrollments, program-specific transfer agreements, and joint teaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
Taking on new administrative roles are Sean Huddleston at the University of Indianapolis, Allen Stanley at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Ronnie Hopkins at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.
Last summer, Lincoln University in Missouri suspended it bachelor’s degree programs in history for three years while it considered revising or eliminating the programs. Now, the university has decided to reinstate the degree programs for the fall 2017 semester.
The honorees are Hortense Spillers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Bettye M. Clark at Clark Atlanta University, Fenice Boyd of the University at Buffalo, and Derek B. Bardell of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, is conducting research on genetics and breeding to find out which goat breeds are the healthiest and need the least amount of maintenance.
Taking on new assignments are Nikki M. Taylor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Maurice Edington at Florida A&M University, Joseph Watson Jr. at the University of Georgia, and Kevin Blackistone at the University of Maryland.
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