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Diversity, Inclusion and the Jesuit Mission:

For faculty, staff, and administrators: articles of interest
  • The Parable of the Polygons — segregation, diversity, and ‘tiny biases’: “a story about how harmless choices can make a harmful world.”
  • Harvard’s Implicit Bias test — these brief exercises help individuals to identify their own subconscious biases.

  • Brooke Barnett and Peter Felten, eds., Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2016).
  • Cia Verschelden, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2017).
  • Kathleen A. Ross, Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College Students (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016).
  • Kimberly A. Costino, “Equity-Minded Faculty Development: An Intersectional Identity-Conscious Community of Practice Model for Faculty Learning,” Metropolitan Universities 29, no. 1 (2018).
  • Emily Schuster, ed., “Intersectionality and Well-Being,” special issue, Diversity & Democracy 21, no. 1 (2018).
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities, A Vision for Equity (Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2018).

*this brief bibliography was compiled by the scholars participating in “Preparing Professors for New-Majority Students in Higher Education.” retreats sponsored by the Bringing Theory to Practice initiative, operating in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. More information at

Campus Resources

Grants and Professional Development

The Mandel Foundation periodically awards funds to John Carroll University for the purpose of funding campus projects that advance diversity and inclusion on campus.

Funds are made available to all students, faculty, and staff who wish to organize programs to raise awareness about issues of diversity and inclusion, build respect for others, and create and promote a culture of inclusiveness. Programs funded by the Mandel Grants may be implemented in either the Fall or Spring Term.

Learn more here.