Diversity in Social Research Methods: Embracing More Representative Understandings of Equity and Social Justice

By Michael Dorsch|February 3, 2016|Reflection, Research|0 comments

Our research work at the Futures Initiative in our inaugural and second years has explored questions of access and diversity that are central to our mission of promoting equity and innovation in higher education. Last year, with the CUNY Sociodemographics Map of NYC project, we explored the racial and ethnic characteristics of neighborhoods around CUNY’s 26 senior and community colleges as well as around CUNY’s professional and graduate schools throughout

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The CUNY Sociodemographic Map of NYC Part II: Race and Ethnicity Revisited

By Michael Dorsch|February 20, 2015|Mapping|2 comments

Read Part 1 In the Fall of 2014, as the first research activity of the new Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, we embarked on a student-led project we are calling the CUNY Map of NYC. This is actually a series of maps that we will be working on throughout this semester, several of which will be the work of students in a dozen courses at CUNY campuses. These are

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CUNY Sociodemographics Map of New York City: Part I – Race and Ethnicity

By Michael Dorsch|February 10, 2015|Mapping|8 comments

CUNY schools serve a student population as diverse as NYC itself—and sometimes more so By: Michael Dorsch, Futures Initiative Fellow and Doctoral Student, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Read Part 2 Key Points: Across the CUNY system overall, race and ethnicity enrollment characteristics tend to match the race and ethnicity characteristics of the neighboring communities. The percentages of Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black, and Non-Hispanic Asian students

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