Causes of Protests and Student Demands
At the root of some student complaints are worries over representation, campus climate, and a nagging sense of the failure of diversity policies to address issues of structural inequality. A large body of sociological research on diversity and affirmative action in higher education lends credence to student complaints about a lack of representation. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, faculty of color remain underrepresented.
Data Trend: Types of Assessment Tools Used for Sociology Undergraduates and Usefulness of Those Tools: AY 2011-2012
Data Trend: Comparison of Assessment Tools Used for Sociology Undergraduates: AY 2000-01 and AY 2011-12
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