Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

A Precipitous Drop in Immediate College Enrollment

The percentage of recent high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall 2020 semester decreased by nearly 22 percentage points, compared with 2019 high school graduates, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Community College Student Enrollment Declines Due to Pandemic

A recent essay from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) notes that the pandemic tremendously impacted enrollment at community colleges.

New Report Advocates for Equity-Based Higher Ed Funding

Using 20 years of data from colleges and universities across the nation, a new report from Third Way details the relationship between stratification in college enrollment by race, ethnicity, and income, and funding disparities between the most and least selective institutions.

Financial and Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

A new report finds that that students who report having a physical, learning, neurodevelopmental, or cognitive disability are more likely to have experienced higher rates of financial hardship and mental health disorders.

Higher Education’s Challenge: Disability Inclusion on Campus

When developing a culture of inclusion, colleges and universities have specific responsibilities to students with disabilities to ensure they can learn and achieve their goals.

Data Limitations Inhibit Support for AAPI Students

In partnership with the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) released a brief asserting that the umbrella categories of “Asian” and “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” mask performance differences between groups.

Prisoner Education Programs: Readiness Over Recidivism

A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) details how postsecondary education could transform the lives of incarcerated individuals throughout the United States.

The Impact of the Dual Pandemic on Black, Indigenous and Students of Color

New research from The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student well-being, specifically for students of color.

Centering Equity in Student Mental Health Task Forces: Lessons Learned From the University of Michigan

Based on their work with the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School Task Force on Graduate Student Mental Health, Sara Abelson, Meghan Duffy, and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways that university mental health task forces can center equity in their work.

One in Five Students Experienced Food Insecurity During COVID-19

The Student Experience in the Research University Consortium surveyed college students enrolled in large public research universities on their experiences with food insecurity from May through mid-July 2020. Read the results in a new report.

Love Can Save Higher Education From Itself

What does it mean to build a college on love? Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College, explains.