Moving Away From Data Invisibility at Tribal Colleges and Universities

The invisibility of Native American perspectives—those of Native students, researchers and their communities—continues to plague higher education, despite numerous calls for action from educational advocates across the country. Christine Nelson of the University of Denver considers what can be done to solve this problem.

The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A recent report from UNCF provides a glimpse into the economic impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have on the nation. HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities offers data on earnings, employment, and the economy for the nation, individual states, and institutions demonstrating that the economic benefits of HBCUs are substantial.

Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education

ACE recently updated its infographic brief, Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education Leadership, which offers key statistics on women in higher education to help promote a dialogue on how to increase the number of women leaders in the field.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Fostering Familial Learning Environments for Student Success

By embracing expansive ideas of success, HBCU leaders inspire their students to strive beyond degree completion and understand how collaboration, civic engagement, and entre­preneurship are essential attributes in a new knowledge economy and global citizenry.

Building Momentum: Lessons Learned & Success Strategies of the Utah State Women’s Network

As in much of the country, Utah is a place where pay equity and leadership opportunities for women have been exceptionally poor. However, the Utah Women in Higher Education Network has helped begin to turn this around on college and university campuses across the state. Jessica Egbert describes UWHEN’s approach.

University of California Campuses Unite To Connect First-Generation Faculty, Students

Across the University of California (UC) system, 42 percent of undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college. To better serve this large and growing “first-gen” population and help build their sense of belonging on campus, UC has launched a system-wide First-Generation Faculty effort to connect these students with faculty mentors who have walked in their shoes.

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 years Ago

Equitable access to a higher education remains elusive. A recent New York Times article revealed that Black and Hispanic freshman are more underrepresented at the nation’s elite colleges today than they were 35 years ago.

Diversity Among Higher Education Admission Professionals Is More Important Than Ever

As the high school population in the United States grows increasingly diverse, so too should those professionals who work on college campuses. Diversity is especially critical in college and university admission offices, write David Hawkins and Tara Nicola of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Looking Ahead to Diversifying the College Presidency

Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that set a clearer path for women and minorities pursuing top leadership positions in both the public and private sectors, they remain underrepresented—including in higher education. A new data tool linked to ACE’s American College President Study 2017 helps explain what it will take for the presidency to reach gender and racial parity.

From Admission to Graduation: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education

How does higher education close the attainment gap and assure value for the communities that we serve? With the growing need for more college-educated adults—and the need and public demand for more affordable routes to college—transitional programs appear to be a key strategy, writes Webster University President Beth Stroble. But no single strategy is likely to address the complexities of the situation.

Strengthening the College Pipeline for Young Men of Color in California

A new report by The Education Trust – West, the California based office of The Education Trust, examines the barriers to educational opportunities for young men of color in California. The report incorporates interviews with male students of color, their parents, educators and school administrators with research to provide a picture of their experiences in the education pipeline.

A New Accountability for Broadening Participation in STEM

Developing an appropriate accountability system for broadening participation is crucial to achieving a STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the American population. Colleges and universities, on the front line of STEM research and education, must lead the way.