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Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the WorldJustice in Jesuit Higher Education$
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Mary Beth Combs and Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254309

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.001.0001

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Promoting Social Justice

Promoting Social Justice

Closing the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality

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Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World

Molly B. Pepper

Raymond F. Reyes

Linda Tredennick

Fordham University Press

The mission statements and strategic plans for many universities contain strongly worded declarations of how much the university values human differences and diversity. But is the university living up to its own proclamations? In this chapter, the results of an assessment project at a Jesuit university suggests a gap between rhetoric and reality. Since numerous universities struggle with similar issues around economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity, the authors share their research and efforts. They discuss successes and failures.

Keywords:   Jesuit Universities, Higher Education, Rhetoric

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