Learning About Difference in the Classroom and Students’ Views of the Campus Climate for Diversity

  • Eugene T. Parker III
  • Teniell L. Trolian


In this chapter, the authors use the 2014 wave of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey to examine whether in-class diversity experiences and learning about difference and social issues are associated with students’ perceptions of the climate for diversity at research universities. The results of the study suggest a positive association between classroom diversity experiences and learning about difference and social issues and students’ views of the campus climate, suggesting an opportunity for university faculty and leaders to consider ways that in-class diversity experiences might be more intentionally integrated into classrooms and courses across the college curriculum.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene T. Parker III
    • 1
  • Teniell L. Trolian
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.University at Albany, SUNYAlbanyUSA

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