This reader focuses on racial/ethnic diversity in America's higher education institutions. Diversity is discussed from a historical perspective, providing a context for the many contemporary experiences described in these writings by and about students, staff, and faculty. The selections in this reader represent the research perspectives and theoretical models of many scholars, providing viewpoints of African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos in Higher Education. Selections cover seven areas: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education History; Faculty; Students; Benefits of Diversity; Curriculum/Learning/Teaching; Research Issues; and Policy Issues. The analysis, conclusions, recommendations and reflections of scholars contained in the writings provide insight into some of the possible remedies to the issues examined. Features include: Examines the benefits of diversity in the face of challenges and changes to campuses'affirmative action policies and practices Includes a collection of new articles on the benefits of diversity in higher education and on policy issues related to equity and access New discussions on the importance of academic leadership and policy development and implementation Discusses how the trends and transitions in demographic diversity contribute to the shaping of American higher education and capture the interest of scholarsAssociation for the Study of Higher Education Staff is the author of 'Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education', published 2002 under ISBN 9780536679475 and ISBN 0536679479.