DIVERSITY TRAINING

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The Purdue Global Philosophy

Purdue Global recognizes the worth and dignity of all people and is sensitive to the diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented in its student population. All students are encouraged to reach their potential within the framework of their individual needs, interests, and capabilities. Read more.

Training Video: Online & Adult Learners

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Registrar’s Snapshot of Purdue Global Student Demographics as of March 2016

Metric2015–2016
Enrollment33,253
Female students74%
Students over age 3060%
Mean student income at enrollment$22,323
Mean number of risk factors*3.7
Veterans11%
Active military10%
Spouse of active military5%
Students with prior postsecondary education84%
Neither parent attended college55%

* Risk factors include: student is older than typical college age (defined as ages 18 to 22), attends school part time, files taxes as independent, has earned a GED, works full time while enrolled, has legal dependents other than a spouse, and/or is a single parent.
† Data sources for 2015–2016 include attested prior post secondary attendance, official and unofficial transcripts, and attendance records from the National Student Clearinghouse. Statistics produced prior to this year do not include National Student Clearinghouse as a data source.

GenderPercentage
Female73.4%
Male25.0%
Not specified1.5%
Transgender0.0%
Unknown0.0%
Grand Total100.0%
Race/EthnicityPercentage
American Indian or Alaska Native1.5%
Asian1.7%
Black or African American33.3%
Hispanic8.8%
Native Hawaiin or Other Pacific Islander0.5%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown7.5%
Two or more races0.0%
White46.7%
Grand Total100.0%
AgePercentage
15–193.2%
20–2421.1%
25–2923.6%
30–3418.8%
35–3912.8%
40–449.0%
45–495.7%
50–543.4%
55–591.7%
60 and older0.6%
Grand Total100.0%
Updated 7/31/2019

Training Video: Diverse Technical Competencies and Learning Atmospheres

Training Video: Learning Challenges for Diverse Students and English Language Learners



Purdue Global Writing Center Blog Posts on Diversity

To Build Confident ELL Writers, Focus on Strengths

One of my new graduate students in the English Language Learner (ELL) Tutoring and Outreach Program forwarded an email to me from her professor to show that she was given three extra days to...

Five Quick Ways to Tell if Your Student is an English Language Learner

Even the most proficient multilingual students struggle with language fundamentals such as preposition and gerund use that native speakers acquire intuitively as children. It takes years of immersion in English for nonnative speakers to...

English Language Learner Support and the Making of an Inclusive Writing Center

Chrissine Cairns, MA, Writing Center Tutor The Writing Center is a dynamic and inclusive tutoring center staffed by experts in college writing, online writing instruction, and the delivery of personalized and multimodal tutoring services,...

The Forget Kale or Chipotle Peppers-The Best Way to Learn English Quickly is Reading Method

By Jay Busse, M.A.T., Writing Center Tutor My ELL students frequently ask, “What is the fastest way to learn English?” I believe that, for ELL college students, the number one way to improve English...

Diversity in the Online Classroom

by Rathi Krishnan, Full-time faculty, Department of Composition, School of General Education, Kaplan University I presented at the IJAS   — International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference on  May, 28th., 2013, which was  held at the...

Tutoring Shaped for Online Student Success

By Chrissine Rios Cairns, MA The role of tutoring in student success has received renewed attention in higher education in recent years as more colleges and universities offer academic programs online and discover what...

Factoring in Feelings in Online Tutoring

Molly Wright Starkweather, MA,  Kaplan University Writing Center Tutor “Why should we as tutors prioritize the emotional issues of our students?” This is a question that comes from a healthy place of caution, respecting...

Re-establishing Manageable Expectations in Tutoring

Kyle Harley, Kaplan University Writing Center Tutor   Here at Kaplan University, our respective support centers housed within the Academic Support Center are lucky. I say this  simply because we possess the ability to...

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