Fostering a Sense of Belonging for Queer Latinx Undergraduate Students

A new practice brief from Rutgers Graduate School of Education in The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice centers the experiences of queer Latinx undergraduate students to explore solutions towards a sense of belonging. 

Reverse Transfer Initiatives Support Credential Attainment in Stop-Out Process

In their newest publication, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) explores reverse transfer as a means for providing associate degrees to students who stop-out of four-year college programs.

Call For Nominations of Programs Serving Latino Students

Excelencia in Education recently released their annual call for nominations for their Examples of Excelencia awards, which recognize programs and initiatives that increase access to and improve academic opportunities and outcomes for Latino students.

Let’s Remake Racially Unsafe STEM Educational Spaces

The time has come to make the structures, practices, and policies in STEM departments work better for underserved students, writes Vanderbilt professor Ebony McGee.

NASEM Report on Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being

A recent report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) presents findings from their recent research on “Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student”, which includes 10 recommendations to further improve these efforts.

Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

HBCUs Build Strategies to Support LGBTQ+ Students

A new research brief from the Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSIs) at Rutgers University, in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), provides examples of model HBCUs who are employing strategies to support their LGBTQ+ students.

Pay and Opportunity Gaps Reflected in Data on Full-time Faculty Members

Pay and opportunity gaps are seen in demographic breakdowns among full-time faculty who identify as women and people of color in a data snapshot released by the American Association of University Professors.

College Promise Programs and Equity

A new Education Trust report on college promise programs and equity finds that despite the potential for these programs to increase access through improving affordability, many students who may benefit most are either ineligible to participate or struggle to pay costs not covered by these programs.

Reimagining Institutional Research and Effectiveness to Advance Racial Justice and Equity

A new brief from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership provides insight into the role that institutional research and institutional effectiveness can play in advancing racial equity on campuses.

Data Limitations Inhibit Support for AAPI Students

In partnership with the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) released a brief asserting that the umbrella categories of “Asian” and “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” mask performance differences between groups.

Centering Equity in Student Mental Health Task Forces: Lessons Learned From the University of Michigan

Based on their work with the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School Task Force on Graduate Student Mental Health, Sara Abelson, Meghan Duffy, and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways that university mental health task forces can center equity in their work.