Madison Vision Series features diversity expert

james madison university jmuThe Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU’s department of Outreach and Engagement, welcomes Dr. Sylvia Hurtado, to the final presentation of the Madison Vision Series on Thursday, March 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.at Grafton-Stovall Theatre.

Hurtado is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, in the Division of Higher Education and Organizational Change. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hurtado is currently the director of the Higher Education Research Institute, which houses the Cooperative Institutional Research Program. CIRP is the longest-running empirical study of higher education involving data collection on students and faculty.  Her numerous publications focus on undergraduate education, student development in college, and diversity in higher education.  She is past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and served on the boards of the Higher Learning Commission and initiatives of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Recent national projects include research on how colleges are preparing students to participate in a diverse democracy (U.S. Department of Education), the pathways of underrepresented students’ in scientific research and professional careers (National Institutes of Health/National Science Foundation), and student and institutional outcomes of diverse and broad access institutions in higher education (Ford Foundation).


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