Supporting Students Through Faculty Professional Development

Marielena DeSanctis, college provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student services at Broward, recently spoke with Sherri Hughes, ACE’s assistant vice president of professional learning, about the impact of the ACUE program on faculty development, equity, and student success.

Practical Alternatives to Tenure: Lessons Learned for Best Practice

Two experienced provosts discuss the the important role played by non-tenure-track faculty and why colleges should enhance their policies and expand the benefits for these appointments. The latest post in a series from the Association of Chief Academic Officers.

Teaching for Social Solidarity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Time of COVID-19

Teaching during the pandemic is demonstrating that the challenges from COVID-19 go beyond the drastic health and economic consequences we are confronting—they are also social. The primary lesson is simple: in a time of physical distancing, social solidarity is more important than ever.

Shared Leadership As a Strategy for Leading in a Time of Crisis and Beyond

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many faculty and campus leaders have begun working together in new ways, unlocking a new capacity for collaboration and innovation that we did not know we had. How can we keep this sense of common purpose after the crisis passes?

The Parallels of Parenting and Moving Towards Equity

Moving towards equity takes care, patience, transparency, and community. In this post, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, professor and associate dean of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, builds upon this notion to take a look at how doing diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus parallels the time, care, and nurturing associated with parenting.

Inclusive Leadership

Conversations around diversity have led to important questioned around what it means to be an inclusive leader. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, associate dean for equity, diversity, inclusion and global engagement at The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, proposes a new model for inclusive leadership and discusses what it takes to create a supportive educational experience for all students.

Toward an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Institutional commitment to diversity should expand beyond increasing the enrollment of underrepresented students and students of color to creating inclusive campuses. Stephanie Sanders, lecturer and diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, shares strategies on how to she has worked to create inclusive spaces, particularly for students of color, at a predominantly white institution.

What Works: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Graduate Campuses

Conversations around campus diversity often focus on undergraduate students. Karen DePauw, vice president and dean for graduate education at Virginia Tech, discusses the strategies Virginia Tech has implemented to create diversity and inclusion at the graduate student level, and how these efforts have led to a stronger campus community.

Setting a Higher Bar for Multicultural Inclusion in Higher Education

Building diverse and inclusive colleges and universities requires a campus-wide commitment and effort. Maria Madison, associate dean for equity, inclusion and diversity at Brandeis University’s Heller School suggests using evidence-based knowledge and best practices to evaluate how structures at predominantly white institutions may inhibit diversity and inclusion.

Who Are These Diversity Officers?

As more universities institutionalize efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion, Joana Dos Santos, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, explores the backgrounds, experiences, and skills that are most beneficial for academic diversity officers and the need for standards across the board.

Effect of Age on Salary Among Tenure-Track Faculty

A report released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) on tenure-track faculty studied several factors, including: distribution across age and rank, variation of age across disciplines, relationship between faculty age and salary, and representation of women and people of color by age and rank.

Celebrating the Mavericks: Innovation and Higher Education

While higher education in the 21st century faces a number of challenges, there are a number of innovators changing the sector in a classic American way. Andrew Shean, chief academic officer at National University System Online, looks at five that are leading the way.