A Trauma-Informed Lens for Addressing Race-Based Incidents on Campus

As campuses deal with the impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism, campus leaders have an opportunity to make sustainable, structurally supported change that provides foundations for reparation, reconciliation, and healing for campus communities.

New CUPA-HR Report Shows Decreases in Higher Ed Staff Workforce During COVID-19

CUPA-HR recently released results from its annual report on staff in higher education. The report includes key data on staff demographics, trends in salaries, and changes to the workforce over the first year of the pandemic. 

Do Institutions Really Know What Is Going on With Their Students’ Mental Health?

A number of studies, articles and blog posts in recent years have hinted that campuses are figuratively hanging off of a mental health cliff. Kate Wolfe-Lyga and Marcus Hotaling write that while numerous factors that have likely contributed to this increase in need, the main concern is whether colleges and universities have the capacity to support their students’ mental health.

College Enrollment and Retention in the Era of Covid

College Board released a report this month to understand the impact of COVID-19 on college enrollment and retention among recent high school graduates.

The Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2021 Historical Trend Report

The Pell Institute, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD), recently released its annual report, which examines equity indicators in higher education.

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.

Chronicling Basic Needs Insecurity Throughout COVID-19

A recently released report from the HOPE Center presents findings on student basic needs in Texas throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

Equalizing Educational Attainment Without Increasing Debt for Low-Income Students May Boost GDP

In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examined how inequalities in educational attainment harm the U.S. economy. 

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”.