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UAB Advancing Women Leaders in Alabama

As of 2011, 26 percent of college presidencies nationally were occupied by women, just a three percent increase since 2006. A group of women at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is working to change that number by forming the Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education. This new initiative is part of… Read more »

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.

HBCUs Investing in STEM Careers

Several HBCUS are getting an extra boost encouraging careers in STEM fields thanks to a unique new partnership with Google. Designed to diversify the STEM workforce and bring students out west to the hubs of innovation in Silicon Valley, Google software engineers spend the semester on a campus to mentor and teach students and advise the institutions on the curriculum.

VIDEO: Equity and Innovation in Higher Education

Louis Soares, vice president for ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, moderates a discussion between Sheryll Cashin and Cheryl Crazy Bull during the first ACE Annual Meeting Ideas Forum.

Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions: Perspectives of Promises to Keep

Brandon Daniels, associate director of ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, writes on the unique perspective Minority-Serving Institutions bring to the partnership between higher education institutions and public policymakers, a topic discussed at ACE’s Annual Meeting.

NADOHE: Building a Global and Inclusive Campus Climate

Bryant O. Best, a graduate research associate in ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, reports on a session exploring the potential for building a strong campus culture that is both inclusive and global. ACE and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) held a joint session at the Council’s 97th Annual… Read more »

What Will “College 2050” Look Like?

What will “College 2050” look like? A panel at the closing plenary of ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting agreed that technology and innovation can play key roles in increasing the number of first-generation and low-income students who enroll and complete their degrees. But that technology must be deployed in ways that engage students in collaborative, supportive… Read more »

Belle Wheelan Receives 2015 John Hope Franklin Award

Bryant O. Best, a graduate research associate in ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, on Belle Wheelan, who received this year’s John Hope Franklin Award at ACE’s Annual Meeting.

A Dream Undone?

Jessie Brown, ACE’s associate general counsel, looks at Monday’s Annual Meeting session, “Compelling Interest: Race-Conscious Admissions in Turbulent Legal Times.”

Where Are the Women in STEM?

From decades of widely reported and debated research, we know that women have been enrolling in and graduating from college in greater numbers than men since the 1980s. But there is one area where the increased presence of women is notably missing—the so-called STEM fields: with the greatest disparities occurring in the important fields of engineering and computer science.

Crossing Sectors

ACE Fellow Audrey Bilger moves between the public and private sectors—and discovers they have more in common than is usually thought.

It’s Not Just in the Numbers: Making Campus Diversity Work Post-Schuette

As the legal and political issues continue to unfold over diversity in admissions policies, we have to remember: It doesn’t matter who comes to your campus unless you make sure students are, in fact, benefiting from diverse environments. The mere presence of minority students in a classroom, laboratory, residence hall or elsewhere on campus does not automatically result in educational benefits.