Admissions Lotteries Can Contribute to Inequity and Challenges for Students of Color, Low-Income Students, and Men

A new report analyzes how lotteries with minimum thresholds for grade-point averages (GPAs) and standardized test scores do not lead to increased access and more equitable outcomes, especially for students of color, low-income students, and men.

A Matter of Racial Justice: New Report Explores How Black Borrowers Experience Student Loans and Debt

The Education Trust, in partnership with Jalil B. Mustaffa, Ph.D., recently released a new brief that centers the lived experiences and perspectives of nearly 1,300 Black borrowers.

Declines in Faculty Diversity During the Great Recession: Lessons for Faculty Hiring During COVID-19 and Other Crises

A recently published article offers insights on how times of crisis impact faculty diversity related to gender, but in particular race and ethnicity.

Exploring the Paradox: New Report Analyzes Equity Gaps in Credit Completion for Adult Learners

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) recently released a new brief that investigated the gaps in equity surrounding prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning (PLA/CPL) for Black and lower-income adult students’ credential completion.

Exposing the Gap: Addressing Funding Disparities for HBCUs

The Century Foundation recently released a report that draws attention to the historical and systemic lineage of public underfunding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Webinar: Navigating a Challenging Legal Landscape for Diversity and Equity in STEMM+

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Education Counsel are hosting a free convening Oct. 12 to release new resources on accelerating the attainment of diversity and equity in STEMM (including medical) and other areas.

Moving from Words to Action

NASPA and NADOHE recently released a content analysis of racial justice statements made by 300 colleges and universities following the murder of George Floyd.

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”.