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  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016

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    Diversifying Diversity

    As higher education aims to reflect an ever-wider diversity of students, faculty, and leadership, what successful practices can it look to scale up? What mistakes can it learn from? What does a realistic road map for more representative diversity...

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016

    From Our President: Winter 2016

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad focuses on the current state of diversity in academe, the challenges we still face, and the nuts and bolts of making comprehensive diversity a reality.

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016

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    Moving Forward on Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape

    A look at how state legislation and U.S. Supreme Court rulings have influenced student outreach, recruitment, and admissions decisions at selective American colleges and universities, and how institutions are using race-conscious and race-neutral...

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016

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    Beyond the Numbers: The Benefits of a Comprehensive Approach to Diversity

    Graduation rates among underrepresented minority students at the University of Maryland, College Park are among the highest in the nation, but it didn’t happen overnight.

  • Financial Aid

    December 11, 2015

    Federal Watch: Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?

    An exploration of the data on college and university enrollment of low-income students.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Done: How Colleges and Universities Are Successfully Boosting Attainment Rates

    Everyone agrees that the United States must significantly ramp up the proportion of students who graduate from college—the only question is how. A look at best practices and promising solutions.

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    September 17, 2015

    Alternate Pathways to Degree Attainment

    Post-traditional students are crucial to boosting attainment rates, but they require different approaches than traditional-age students.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Attainment = Retention

    Attainment isn’t something that just happens on a stage with gowns and embossed pieces of paper. It’s made out of individual one-on-one intensive academic counseling sessions. It’s built out of summer days spent acclimating to the rigor of...

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Together

    As a tool for boosting retention and graduation rates, academic counseling isn’t new. But as more underrepresented and under-resourced students enter the postsecondary system, institutions that serve particularly high percentages of these students...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    How to Graduate on Time

    Two years ago, Georgia Regents University faced a daunting attainment problem: Its six-year graduation rate was just over 25 percent. Two years later, that rate has jumped by about 7 percentage points, and it’s still climbing.