Recommendations From MSIs on Preparing Teachers for Diverse Schools

Minority Serving Institutions have a long record of preparing teacher candidates to better teach students of color in K-12 schools. Bellwether Education Partners drew upon the experiences of these institutions, existing literature, and other sources to provide recommendations to all types of institutions on how to improve their teaching programs.

ACE2019: Ensuring the Success of Men of Color

ACE Vice President Lorelle Espinosa moderated a panel during ACE2019 on “Ensuring the Success of Men of Color: Lessons from Two Statewide Consortia,” featuring panelists Juan Sánchez Muñoz, president of the University of Houston, Downtown; Victor Sáenz, department chair and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin; and William Franklin, vice president of student affairs for California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Faculty Survey Reveals Differences in Perspectives on Campus Climate by Race and Gender

The Higher Education Research Institute has collected data from over half a million faculty at more than 1,100 colleges over the past three decades. The 2016-17 HERI faculty teaching survey highlights differences in perception of campus climate among faculty members.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Victor Thomas Receive 2019 Dr. John Hope Franklin Award

The Dr. John Hope Franklin Awards Reception was held Monday evening at ACE2019. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced the awardees last month: Harvard historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Michael T. Nettles, a nationally recognized as a top policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance and achievement and educational equity.

Black Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities

The Education Trust has published a new report that examines how well each state’s public colleges and universities are serving Black students.

What the Outrage Over Blackface Overlooks

We are rightly taken aback by racist yearbook photos and other symbols. But we talk much less about what they represent: the longstanding, systemic racism that permeates the lives of people of color, including critical issues linked to college access and success.

College Fund Calls for More Focus on Native American Students

The American Indian College Fund recently released a brief, Creating Visibility and Healthy Learning Environments for Native Americans in Higher Education, describing the continued invisibility of Native peoples as a primary concern for access and success in American higher education.

NACUA to Hold Workshop on Higher Education Discrimination Law

The National Association of College and University Attorneys will host a workshop April 3-5 in Seattle titled “The Ever-Evolving Field of Higher Education Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know Now.”

Excelencia in Education Seeks Nominations for Best Practices in Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education will begin accepting nominations Jan. 29 for this year’s Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in higher education.

Increasing Representation of Underrepresented Groups Among STEM Faculty Members

Just as important as creating interest in STEM among students is achieving a more diverse STEM faculty. Having more role models can help students better imagine a similar career trajectory for themselves. Suzanna Rose of Florida International University looks at how institutions can pursue equity and representation among their faculty.

APLU Report Finds Minorities Lack Representation in Engineering Education

A recent report written by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to examine the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in engineering education in the United States.

ACE at 100: Supporting College Access and Diversity

Achieving equitable access to college for communities of color and recognizing and protecting institutional autonomy and freedom to construct a diverse campus that generates educational benefits for its students have been critical goals for ACE throughout its history.