Addressing STEM Culture and Climate to Increase Diversity in STEM Disciplines

Despite millions of dollars in science diversity programs designed to shift patterns of representation in the STEM fields, minoritized populations continue to be underrepresented. The University of Maryland’s Kimberly Griffin looks at the need to attend to both STEM culture and institutional climate to cultivate more inclusive learning environments and increase diversity.

 

Virginia State University Embarks on Plan to Increase Campus LGBT Inclusion

Virginia State University, a historically black land-grant university in Petersburg, Virginia, this year committed to a diversity initiative geared toward creating a more inclusive campus atmosphere for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty.

Free Speech and Campus Inclusion: A Survey of College Presidents

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy fielded its second national Pulse Point survey of college and university presidents in February to better understand their viewpoints on and experiences with free speech and campus inclusion.

For College Students and Presidents Alike, Free Speech Is a Balancing Act

In February of this year, ACE fielded a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their thoughts and experiences with the pressing issues of free speech and campus inclusion. Comparing our findings with Knight and Gallup’s 2017 survey of college students on the First Amendment, it may be that campus leaders and their students are more aligned on these issues than we believe or the media often depicts.

To A Degree Podcast Looks at Achieving Equity in Higher Education

ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa joined a panel discussion to discuss “Achieving Equity in Higher Ed” in a new episode of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “To A Degree” podcast.

Presidential Perspectives on the Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion were the focus of the March 8 NADOHE/ACE Joint Session, “Addressing Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in U.S. Higher Education: The Role of College and University Chancellors/Presidents in Today’s Colleges and Universities.”

Stanford University Study Finds Bias in Online Classes

A field experiment by the Center of Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University has found that racial and gender bias is prevalent within online courses.

Video: Freeman Hrabowski on Why Higher Education Matters

Watch Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, talk about why he believes higher education matters now more than ever at ACE2018. Hrabowski is the recipient of the 2018 ACE Lifetime Achievement Award.

ACE2018: Student Success, Attainment, and Equity—International Lessons

During ACE2018, the session “Student Success, Attainment, and Equity: International Lessons” sponsored by Lumina Foundation, brought together university leaders from Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to compare innovative policies and programs shown to improve rates of success and degree attainment, particularly among traditionally underserved student populations.

ACE2018: Harmonizing Interests in Campus Inclusion and Free Expression—Perspectives and Policy Recommendations

Understanding the complexities of free speech and expression on college campuses requires multi-faceted and targeted strategies. These strategies include universities correctly interpreting the law, institutional leadership managing expectations from varying stakeholders, and dealing with crises preemptively as they arise on campus.

ACE2018: Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part II—Having Hard Conversations

Moderated by Anne Clark Bartlett of the University of Washington-Tacoma, “Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part II: Having Hard Conversations” provided ACE2018 participants a window into both the challenges and opportunities of critical incidents on campuses today. In this interactive session, five Fellows from the 2017-18 cohort played the role of select higher education leadership, providing the various perspectives in having to manage the visit of a controversial speaker gone awry.

ACE2018: Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part I—The Past and Future

With an eye to the past of diversity and inclusion in the United States, “Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part I: Past and Future” at ACE2018 focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion at institutions today.