Excelencia in Education Seeks Nominations for Best Practices in Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education will begin accepting nominations Jan. 29 for this year’s Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in higher education.

Increasing Representation of Underrepresented Groups Among STEM Faculty Members

Just as important as creating interest in STEM among students is achieving a more diverse STEM faculty. Having more role models can help students better imagine a similar career trajectory for themselves. Suzanna Rose of Florida International University looks at how institutions can pursue equity and representation among their faculty.

APLU Report Finds Minorities Lack Representation in Engineering Education

A recent report written by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to examine the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in engineering education in the United States.

ACE at 100: Supporting College Access and Diversity

Achieving equitable access to college for communities of color and recognizing and protecting institutional autonomy and freedom to construct a diverse campus that generates educational benefits for its students have been critical goals for ACE throughout its history.

Defining and Practicing Deep Civility on College Campuses

Dialogue around the future of open expression on campuses requires us to think beyond surface expressions of civility. The University of Missouri’s Ashley Woodson looks at the idea of deep civility, which demands radically empathetic regard for others in shared spaces.

Access and Diversity Collaborative to Hold Webinar on the Year in Federal Non-Discrimination Law In Higher Education

The College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative will host a webinar on Friday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. EST, on the 2018 Legal Landscape: Litigation and Agency Actions Regarding Federal Non-Discrimination Law in Higher Education.

Northwestern University Expands Native American Initiatives

New fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research relevant to Native American communities and organizations is the latest result of Northwestern University’s (IL) efforts to address and rectify the historical mistreatment of Native Americans.

Crisis Planning: How to Prepare for Free Speech Conflicts on Campus

Traevena Byrd, vice president and general counsel at American University (DC), discusses the legal obligations college and university leaders need to consider when controversial speakers come to campus—and the importance of working with your office of legal counsel.

Practicing Vigorous Civility

We are facing a crisis of speech in the United States, a turmoil over how to speak to each other across lines of difference. And nowhere is this strain more sharply felt than at colleges and universities, writes Frederick Lawrence.

Columbia University Faculty Equity Study Provides Trends and Recommendations

The Policy and Planning Committee of Columbia University released an equity study on university-wide and core division trends for faculty of color and women faculty based on online surveys, in-person interviews, and department- and university-level data.

The Paradox of Free Speech in America Today

Sanford J. Ungar, president emeritus of Goucher College, former host of All Things Considered on NPR, and director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University describes the difficulty Americans and higher education institutions face today in figuring out what free speech means and how to implement it with reasonable, common-sense standards.

Infographic: College Presidents on Free Speech and Campus Inclusion

College leaders face the pressing challenge of managing the tensions between campus inclusion and freedom of expression. Download and share this infographic based on ACE’s recent survey of nearly 500 college and university presidents on their viewpoints on and experiences with these tensions.