Dynamic Diversity: How Campus Leaders Can Respond to Student Protests

Liliana Garces and Uma Jayakumar explore the concept of dynamic diversity, a new model for understanding critical mass, promoting inclusive environments and facilitating the benefits of educational diversity on campus. This is the latest post in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

Embracing Student Activism

Cassie Barnhardt of the University of Iowa and Kimberly Reyes of the University of Michigan write on the need for campus leaders to engage student activism so higher education can continue to be an agent of social change. This is the latest post in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

Ohio State Buckeyes Commit for Life, Four Years at a Time

A program at Ohio State University is giving new meaning to mentorship. Mentor-A-Buckeye is a unique mentorship initiative that pairs Ohio State undergraduates with ninth graders from underprivileged Columbus City Schools and a community leader who serves as a mentor to both students.

Inclusivity, History, and Navigating the Way Forward

Reaching more low‐income, underrepresented-minority, and first-generation student populations must hold a prominent place not just in our institutions’ but in our nation’s priorities as well. William E. Kirwan, chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland, asks if higher education is prepared to lead on the issues of inclusion facing institutions today.

Reconsidering the Pipeline Problem: Increasing Faculty Diversity

Kimberly A. Griffin writes that a pathway is a better metaphor than a pipeline when considering how to diversify college and university faculty. This is the third in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

Breaking the Cycle

Anne-Marie Nuñez suggests looking to Hispanic-Serving Institutions as a model for how to build an inclusive campus racial climate. Nuñez is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This is the second in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

Reflections on Advancing Women in Higher Education

ACE has launched a new campaign—Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership—that asks college and university presidents to commit to helping achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women. ACE’s Lynn M. Gangone looks at women’s advancement in higher education leadership in recent years—and the prospects for the future.

What Are Students Demanding?

ACE’s Hollie Chessman and Lindsay Wayt analyze the demands from student organizers across 76 higher education institutions and coalitions. This post is the first in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

HBCUs to Participate in 2016 MLK Day Spread the Service Campaign

In honor of the upcoming 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we wanted to spotlight several of the many ACE member institutions giving back to their communities. From Jan. 18-23, 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will participate in an historic weeklong initiative to honor the day of service and commemorate the… Read more »

Northern Illinois University Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion On and Off the Field

At Northern Illinois University, diversity, inclusion and equity all play a key role in the institution’s overall vision. Including those elements in its institutional mission extends to all parts of NIU, including the athletics department.

Talking About Race, Class and College Access

Issues of equitable access and changing demographics weigh heavy on the shoulders of American higher education – and rightly so, write ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa and Matthew Gaertner of Pearson’s Center for College & Career Success. In this post, Espinosa and Gaertner discuss the takeaways from a recent convening on college access and success for minority and low-income students.

New CSUSM Center Helps Latinos Overcome Academic Obstacles

At California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), nearly 40 percent of the student body identifies as Latino. Unfortunately, many first-generation Latino students face major hurdles to pursuing a post-secondary education. And when they do enroll, they often find the transition challenging—which is why CSUSM launched The Latin@ Center earlier this month.