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AAC&U describe this as: "Many colleges and universities now emphasize courses and programs that help students explore cultures, life experiences, and worldviews different from their own."
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Table of Contents

  • Teaching about Diversity
    - Welcome
    - Diversity at UNG
    - UNG Organizations: MSA, SDS, & CALM
    - Related Books & Journals
    - AAC&U on Diversity & Global Learning
    - Diversity & Global Learning Saved Searches
    - Other Resources
  • Teaching about Global Topics
    - AAC&U on Diversity & Global Learning
    - Assessment
    - Organizations
    - Going Global
    - UNG Center for Global Engagement
    - Other Resources
    - Related Books
    - Global Topics Saved Searches
  • Teaching about Privilege
    - Teaching about Privilege
    - What is Privilege? Video
    - Other Resources
    - Related Books
  • UNG Study Abroad
    - UNG Study Abroad Information
    - UNG Study Abroad Twitter
    - UNG Center for Global Engagement

Diversity at UNG

President Bonita C. Jacobs has appointed Sheila Caldwell as Advisor to the President on Diversity at the University of North Georgia (UNG) to build on institutional diversity efforts.


UNG Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) strengthens the climate of the university by fostering an inclusive environment for all constituents. This office provides leadership opportunities as well as encouraging student involvement. The MSA advocates for the University of North Georgia (UNG) to strive toward a diverse campus community and serves as a resource for institutional diversity, multicultural education, and social justice awareness for all constituents. The office contributes to the mission of the university by providing the campus community with opportunities to learn about and discuss social issues that focus on diversity, inclusion, and internationalism.
706-867-2720 (Dahlonega)
678-717-3654 (Gainesville)

UNG Student Disability Services

  • Student Disability Services
    Student Disability Services (SDS) serves as a resource and an advocate for students with disabilities to ensure an equal access learning environment. The Student Information section includes documentation guidelines for eligibility, the process of registering with SDS, examples of accommodations, and additional resources for student success.

UNG Military and Veteran Students

  • Center for Adult Learners and Military
    This Center strives to offer support services UNG adult, military, and veteran students. You will find in every student service office a staff member that is there to help you answer your questions and lead you in the right direction. Our adult learning and military outreach coordinator, Christy Orr, is located on the Gainesville campus in Dunlap/Mathis, Room 120, and available to assist you in achieving your goals.


Welcome to the LibGuide (or Study Guide) for Diversity/Global Learning. At University of North Georgia (UNG), many of us employ diversity/global learning, as well as other high-impact educational practices in our classes and even in degree programs. These three are central to the UNG mission statement. Created by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL), this guide is meant to provide materials for professors who are implementing the high-impact practice in the classroom.


Diversity in Education

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Studying Diversity in Teacher Education - Arnetha F. Ball
Call Number: LB1715 .S798 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-16
Published in partnership with the American Educational Research Association.

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Teaching Critical Thinking - bell hooks
Publication Date: 2009-09-14

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Teaching Transformation - AnaLouise Keating
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
Available electronically.

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Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice - Maurianne Adams (Editor); Lee Anne Bell (Editor); Pat Griffin (Editor)
Publication Date: 2007-04-06
From the book jacket: ...The definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice.

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Language Diversity and Education - David Corson
Publication Date: 2000-10-01


AAC&U on Diversity/Global Learning

According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), high-impact educational practices "been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts." 

AAC&U provides this explanation of Diversity/Global Learning

Many colleges and universities now emphasize courses and programs that help students explore cultures, life experiences, and worldviews different from their own. These studies—which may address U.S. diversity, world cultures, or both—often explore “difficult differences” such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles around the globe for human rights, freedom, and power. Frequently, intercultural studies are augmented by experiential learning in the community and/or by study abroad.

AAC&U Resources on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Saved Searches in GALILEO and GIL

Browse search results relevant to diversity and global learning.

  • GALILEO - Higher Education
    Articles, books, media, and more
  • GIL Universal Catalog
    Title list created from the library collections of the University System of Georgia's 32 institutions, and the Georgia Archives (State of Georgia)
  • Academic Search Complete
    Search results compiled for "diversity", "global learning", and "diversity in education" in a database devoted to offering scholary articles.

Subject Guide

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UNG CTLL (Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership)
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL) supports the University of North Georgia’s commitment to “academic excellence in a student-focused environment.”


Educational Studies 0305-5698 (Print), 1465-3400 (Online)

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology 1099-9809 (Print), 1939-0106 (Online) 

Comparative Education Review 0010-4086 (Print), 1545-701X (Online) 

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 2040-7149 (Print) 

Journal of Diversity Management 1558-0121 (print), 2157-9512 (online)

Other Resources

  • Cornell's Guide to Incorporating Diversity in Your Teaching
    Incorporating diversity involves designing your course with varied course materials, teaching methods and learning activities that accommodate a diverse group of students with a range of learning styles, abilities, experiences, and cultures. It may also mean that issues of diversity are part of the course learning outcomes and topics related to diversity are embedded within the course content.
  • How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement: A Comparison of White and Minority Students
    From the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom
    Ouellett, Mathew L. Eds. An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom. New Directions in Teaching and Learning Volume 2011. Issue 125. Online.
  • NYTimes Series: Class Matters
    From the article: A team of reporters spent more than a year exploring ways that class - defined as a combination of income, education, wealth and occupation - influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of unbounded opportunity.
  • The Story We Tell: Race—The Power of an Illusion Video (56:00)
    Ironically, it was the notion of political liberty and the natural rights of man that led to the ideology of white supremacy. Ancient peoples stigmatized others on the basis of language, class, and religion, but they did not sort people into races. As the Founding Fathers grappled with the hypocrisy of slavery in the new democracy, Thomas Jefferson was among the first to discuss “the natural inferiority of Africans”—a convenient justification for social inequality, and the same type of thinking that rationalized the seizing of Native American lands. In this program the history of the concept of “race” is explored, along with the 19th-century science that legitimized racism. Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
  • The House We Live In: Race—The Power of an Illusion Video (56:00)
    Virginia law once defined a black person as someone with 1/16th African ancestry; in Florida, it was 1/8th African ancestry. If you can cross a state line and literally, legally change race, what does race really mean? This program argues that the idea of race was developed and reinforced through politics, economics, and culture. Real estate practices as well as federal regulations kept new neighborhoods segregated after World War II, and it was the white families awarded mortgages whose assets accumulated, creating a legacy of opportunity for their children and grandchildren. With the starting line for the next generation drawn at different points on the field, the racial divide could only grow larger. Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
  • The Difference Between Us: Race—The Power of an Illusion Video (56:00)
    It’s not uncommon to attribute differential group outcomes for SAT scores, musical ability, or athletic performance to innate racial traits—yet there are no characteristics, not even one gene, that distinguish all members of one “race” from another, as this program explains. The video follows a dozen students, including African-American athletes and Asian-American violin players, who sequence and compare their own DNA, only to discover their closest genetic matches are as likely to be with people from other “races” as their own. While it’s true that certain gene forms are more common in some populations than others, the students learn that these reflect ancestry, not “race.” Part of the series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
  • Understanding Prejudice
    National Science Foundation's (NSF) site on Understanding Prejudice -- was established in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant Number 9950517) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. The purpose of the site is to offer educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.

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