ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy will release its groundbreaking new report, “Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape,” at a convening on July 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. The event also will be live streamed.
The report examines contemporary admissions practices at a range of selective four-year colleges and universities, especially in light of recent legal challenges to race-conscious admissions. It includes insight into evolving day-to-day practices employed by these institutions as they seek to enable and support access and diversity.
Following a presentation of findings by the authors, there will be a series of panel discussions led by distinguished diversity scholars, legal experts, admissions and student affairs practitioners, institutional leaders and others. To register for the live-streamed event, click here.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Molly Corbett Broad, president, ACE
- Gary Orfield, professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and co-director, Civil Rights Project at UCLA
- Lorelle L. Espinosa, assistant vice president, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, ACE
- Matthew N. Gaertner, senior research scientist, Center for College & Career Success, Pearson
- Arthur L. Coleman, managing partner and co-founder, EducationCounsel
- Melissa Hart, professor and director, University of Colorado Boulder Law School, Byron R. White Center
- Bernie Machen, president (former), University of Florida
- Jeremiah Quinlan, dean, Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University
- Vern Granger, associate vice president, Office of Admissions and First Year Experience, The Ohio State University
- Frank Tuitt, associate provost, Inclusive Excellence, University of Denver
Panelists will address:
- The current policy and legal landscape
- Developing strong leadership on diversity policies and practices
- The connection between admissions and student success
- How stakeholders can do more to increase college access to the nation’s selective institutions
This event is co-sponsored by Pearson’s Center for College & Career Success and the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.