Supporting the Attainment of Native Students in Higher Education

Recently, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education released a case study to share how Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions have successfully developed and implemented practices to advance American Indian or Alaska Native students’ persistence and academic success on their campuses.

Register for the Fourth Annual SUNY SPECTRUM Conference This Summer

ACE is pleased to co-sponsor the fourth annual SUNY SPECTRUM conference, which will take place digitally June 28- July 2, 2021. SPECTRUM is the nation’s largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community.

Shared Equity Leadership: Transforming Campus Communities Is a Collective Responsibility

Shared equity leadership can help dismantle the systems that perpetuate inequities by drawing upon the strengths of a range of campus stakeholders rather than the perspective of a single leader.

Rethinking the Academy: Lessons From Higher Ed’s Response to Equity Concerns During COVID-19

With vaccines now available and campuses preparing for a return to “normal,” higher education leaders must ask what we have learned about our institutions’ capacity for change and how we will incorporate that learning into a post-COVID future, not just in terms of teaching and learning but also in considering equity and inclusion.

Postsecondary Value Framework Encourages Equitable Access and Support

The Postsecondary Value Commission released a report which proposes a conceptual definition, core principles, and measures for “postsecondary value”.

A Look Into Increasing Faculty Diversity

Title: Now Is the Time to Focus on Faculty Diversity Authors: Hannah Bartlebaugh, Ansley Abraham Faculty diversity is an ongoing topic of conversation and issue in higher education. According to the report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), nearly 33 percent of undergraduate students are Black or Hispanic, yet only 9.5 percent of faculty identify with these groups. This report provides recommendations… Read more »

Spring Undergraduate Enrollment 5.9 Percent Lower Than Last Year

The National Student Clearinghouse has updated its dashboard to include new data on spring enrollment. 

Examining HR Hiring Practices for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Community Colleges

Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?

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.