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Do Higher Ed Accountability Proposals Narrow Opportunity For Minority Students and Minority-Serving Institutions? What New Research Tells Us


September 02, 2014 9:00 AM


Students of color have not achieved equal opportunity for higher education and many of the institutions that serve them are struggling with economic and policy challenges. Some critics of the Obama Administration claim that recent accountability and financial aid policy changes would close the door to college for many deserving students.

As these proposals are being discussed, we invite you to a lively forum presenting new and original empirical studies. These seven research papers examine the issues with the goal of avoiding unintended negative consequences.

Below, please find a list of speakers and the titles of their research papers.

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  • Gary Orfield, Moderator

    UCLA Civil Rights Project

  • Jamienne Studley, Featured Respondent

  • Deputy Under Secretary of Education
  • Stella Flores

    Vanderbilt University

    The Racial College Completion Gap in Texas: Who is Responsible

  • Marybeth Gasman

    University of Pennsylvania

    Minority Serving Institutions: A Data-Driven Student Landscape in the Outcomes-Based Funding Universe

  • Sara Goldrick-Rab

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

    The Distribution and Equity Implications of PLUS Loans 

  • Sylvia Hurtado

    University of California-Los Angeles

    Metrics, Money, and Degree Attainment: Identifying Engines of Social Mobility

  • Nicholas Hillman

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

    Differential Impacts of College Ratings: The Case of Education Deserts

  • Wille Kirkland

    Dillard University

    The Impact of Financial Aid Limits on a Leading HBCU and its students

  • Anne-Marie Nuñez

    University of Texas-San Antonio

    How the shortcomings of a postsecondary ratings system could lead to shortchanging HSIs and their outcomes.



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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

There is no cost associated with this event.




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