Inclusive Excellence at JCU

Resources for Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Inclusion and the Jesuit Mission:


For faculty, staff & administrators: articles of interest



  • The Parable of the Polygons — segregation, diversity, and ‘tiny biases’: “a story about how harmless choices can make a harmful world.”
  • Harvard’s Implicit Bias test — these brief exercises help individuals to identify their own subconscious biases.





  • Brooke Barnett and Peter Felten, eds., Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2016).
  • Cia Verschelden, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization (Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2017).
  • Kathleen A. Ross, Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College Students (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016).
  • Kimberly A. Costino, “Equity-Minded Faculty Development: An Intersectional Identity-Conscious Community of Practice Model for Faculty Learning,” Metropolitan Universities 29, no. 1 (2018).
  •  Emily Schuster, ed., “Intersectionality and Well-Being,” special issue, Diversity & Democracy 21, no. 1 (2018).
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities, A Vision for Equity (Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2018).


*this brief bibliography was compiled by the scholars participating in “Preparing Professors for New-Majority Students in Higher Education.” retreats sponsored by the Bringing Theory to Practice initiative, operating in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. More information at