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RIA # 128: Dr. Jesse Nelson on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Jesse Nelson

On this episode, Katie is joined by Jesse Nelson, the Associate Provost for Academic Achievement at Oregon State University. He holds a doctorate in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Oregon State University. Professionally, he has worked at the University of Utah, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Central Washington University, and Oregon State University. Throughout his career, Jesse’s focus has centered on issues of teaching & learning, diversity & inclusivity, and student success. In addition to administrative responsibilities, Jesse thoroughly enjoys being in the classroom; he has taught graduate courses in research methods and higher education and undergraduate courses in leadership and student success. With his wife and two teenage sons, the family enjoys gardening, outdoor adventures, good books, and board games.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Changes in Student Success Models [00:00-15:17]

In this first segment, Jesse discusses some of the changes in student success models over time.

Segment 2: Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success [15:18-26:22]

In segment two, Jesse shares about how valuing diversity and inclusion can impact student success.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Papers on privilege by Dr. Peggy McIntosh:
    • White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work on women’s studies (1988)
    • White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack (1989)

Segment 3: Diversity and Inclusion Practices for Online Classrooms [26:23-37:02]

In segment three, Jesse discusses methods for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in the online classroom.

HIP Bonus Clip #2 [18:30]: Communicating with Contributors

In this second bonus clip for our “back to school” miniseries, Katie chats with her co-editor, Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes, about their experiences communicating with contributors.

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