VIDEO: How Can Higher Education Lead the Conversation on Inequity?

Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, talks with Kent McGuire, president and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, and Princeton Professor Marta Tienda about how higher education can increase access and lead the conversation on inequity.  

VIDEO: “If Higher Education Can’t Do Social Change Well, Who Will?”

Watch Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire’s Hesburgh award acceptance speech at ACE2016: For more information and a transcript of the speech, see Trinity’s website.

VIDEO: Access, Success, and Accountability

Watch Brice W. Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, discuss access and accountability in the 2016 Robert H. Atwell Lecture:

Bergen Community College Program Ensures All Adults Have the Opportunity to Excel

At Bergen Community College (BCC) in New Jersey, students with intellectual disabilities are able to reach college and career milestones they never thought were possible through a new program called Garden State Pathways to Independence for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project.

Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?

Since 2008, an intensive national campaign has sought to boost the number of college graduates. But low-income students are now actually much less likely to enroll in college immediately after high school than they were seven years ago, despite all of the efforts to increase their post-secondary participation. ACE’s Terry Hartle and Chris Nellum discuss this surprising and deeply troubling trend.

McDaniel College Scholarship Program Aims for Diverse Workforce

Workforce diversity and postsecondary access are both key to creating a more creative and productive workforce. That’s why McDaniel College is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to create Teachers for Tomorrow, a scholarship program aimed at increasing higher education access and affordability for low-income students and developing a more diverse workforce in Howard County.

An Employee’s Path Through the New GEDWorks

GED Testing Service announced today that it is partnering with some of the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern Grocers—to create GEDWorks,™ a comprehensive program free for employees who want to earn their GED credential.

Talking About Race, Class and College Access

Issues of equitable access and changing demographics weigh heavy on the shoulders of American higher education – and rightly so, write ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa and Matthew Gaertner of Pearson’s Center for College & Career Success. In this post, Espinosa and Gaertner discuss the takeaways from a recent convening on college access and success for minority and low-income students.

Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students at the University of Florida

First launched in 2006, the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program supports nearly 1,250 undergraduates annually and will soon surpass the 2,000 alumni milestone. For the first-generation and low-income students in the program, early estimates indicate that they are 44 percent more likely to graduate in four years and 47 percent more likely to complete in six years compared to their peers.

Maricopa Community Colleges Help Foster Youth Transition to Success

Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) recently launched a new project aimed at creating a community of support and access for youth aging out of the foster care system. The “Bridging Success Initiative” will help foster children get into and complete college by focusing on retention, degree completion and transfer.

VIDEO: Race, Class, and College Access

Watch Lorelle Espinosa, assistant vice president of ACE’s Center for Policy and Research Strategy, review the findings from ACE’s new report, “Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape” at a convening July 21.

UC San Diego Expands College Opportunities for Native Youth

Despite increases in postsecondary enrollment over the past decade, Native American youth don’t always view college as an option. That’s why the University of California, San Diego is partnering with the Sycuan and Viejas tribes to promote college culture in the San Diego region.