Taking Action on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Workshops

About the Workshop Series

​ACE’s Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education project makes clear that colleges and universities must take action to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of their student bodies and workforces. Faculty and staff diversity has not kept up with the growing diversity of the student body, and people of color are disproportionately relegated to roles of lesser authority and prestige. Intentionally implementing and advancing programs and policies to increase student success among underrepresented populations has received insufficient attention.

About ACE Engage Workshops

ACE Engage workshops are digital active-learning experiences led by top experts, through which higher education leaders will hone new skills, connect with peers, and plan how to put knowledge into action.

Faculty and Staff Diversity

January 19 and February 9

This workshop is now full.

This workshop will help college and university leaders to begin (or accelerate) down a path toward creating a more racially diverse faculty and administrator workforce. In addition to the Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education project, the program will be grounded in research on strategies to increase workforce diversity and ways to think about program and policy development, as well as CUPA-HR research into the demographics, compensation, and career trajectories of college and university faculty and staff. The expert facilitators will help college and university leaders determine the right questions to ask and connect them with tools for finding the answers to formulate an actionable plan.

This four-hour workshop (separated into two two-hour sessions) will be especially valuable for academic administrators who work with multiple academic departments and programs, such as assistant/associate deans and assistant/associate provosts.

 Session 1: First Steps

January 19, noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Drawing on research and on their experiences at institutions around the country, Griffin and Brantley will engage workshop participants, working with national data, key indicators, and critical concepts for understanding the challenges and barriers to increasing workforce diversity on their campuses. Participants will leave the session having determined at least one key action they will take before Session 2 to move toward solutions.

 Session 2: Next Steps

February 9, noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Workshop participants will openly reflect with the workshop facilitators on what they learned from the actions they took after Session 1 and determine where to focus subsequent efforts. Workshop leaders will share resources and opportunities for deepening learning and getting support—from experts and each other—as participants put their plans into action after the workshop.

Andy Brantley
President and CEO, CUPA-HR
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Andy Brantley - President and CEO, CUPA-HR  - Facilitator
Facilitator
Andy Brantley
President and CEO, CUPA-HR
Kimberly Griffin
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, College of Education, University of Maryland
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Kimberly Griffin - Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, College of Education, University of Maryland - Facilitator
Facilitator
Kimberly Griffin
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, College of Education, University of Maryland

This workshop is now full.

Implementing What Works for Latino Students

February 2 and February 23

This workshop is now full.

Excelencia in Education has identified and examined evidence-based practices that increase Latino student success. Learn how to intentionally implement and advance programs and policies that increase Latino student success from experts. Attendees will discuss tools to assess Latino student strengths and needs, identify metrics to determine program effectiveness, and focus on being intentional in serving Latino student populations through program sustainability and institutionalization.

This four-hour workshop (separated into two two-hour sessions) is geared toward administrators, faculty, and staff from institutions with an intentional focus on serving Latino and other post-traditional students, including student and academic affairs administrators; faculty working on student success initiatives; institutional research, planning, and assessment teams; and Title V program managers.

 Session 1: First Steps

February 2, noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Participants will examine evidence-based practices with a Latino lens for an equitable approach to student success. Participants will leave the session having identified at least one key action to move toward solutions that they will take prior to Session 2.

 Session 2: Next Steps

February 23, noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Workshop participants will share what they learned from the actions they took after Session 1 and determine next steps to improve Latino student success. The workshop facilitators will share additional resources and opportunities for deepening learning and getting support from a network of programs and community of common cause. Participants will put their plans into action after the workshop.

Eyra A. Pérez
Technical Assistance Director, Excelencia in Education
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Eyra A.  Pérez - Technical Assistance Director, <em>Excelencia</em> in Education - Facilitator
Facilitator
Eyra A. Pérez
Technical Assistance Director, Excelencia in Education
Deborah A. Santiago
CEO, Excelencia in Education
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Deborah A. Santiago - CEO, <em>Excelencia</em> in Education - Facilitator
Facilitator
Deborah A. Santiago
CEO, Excelencia in Education

This workshop is now full.

About ACE Engage

ACE Engage®​, ACE's peer-to-peer online learning platform, offers higher education leaders the ability to solve their day-to-day challenges by connecting with other campus leaders, and includes on-demand access to a curated content library, microcourses, exclusive events, and more. Don't have an ACE Engage account? Learn more about joining or create your account​!

 
 

​Registration Closed

Both workshops are now full and registration is closed.