Equity-Minded Leadership About Section 1 ContentACE’s work on equity-minded leadership helps institutional leaders address equity gaps with research and tools that emphasize collaborative approaches. In these leadership models, senior leaders and their campus teams develop plans for student success, faculty development, and expanding the leadership pipeline that foreground equity goals—all while building a holistic agenda that draws upon principles and practices of shared leadership. With ACE’s insights, leaders who embrace an equity mindset can build on that promising foundation to effect institutional change. Section 1 Content Left Section 1 Content Right Reports and Publications Section 2 Content Section 2 Content Left Section 2 Content Right (None) ACE’s work on shared equity leadership, developed in partnership with the Pullias Center for Higher Education at USC, describes the inclusive and collaborative leadership approaches needed to achieve equitable outcomes in higher education. Read More (None) Shared Equity Leadership Publication July 26, 2022 This report applies the principles discussed within the previous report in this series and its corresponding audit to common issues in faculty evaluation policies and practices, with a focus on areas that are primed to promulgate inequities. Download Publication July 26, 2022 Translating Equity-Minded Principles into Faculty Evaluation Reform Issue Brief February 2, 2022 This report outlines why equity-minded reform of faculty evaluation policies and practices is needed. It also offers recommendations for institutions seeking to align policies and practices with the goal of scaffolding a diverse, inclusive society. Download Issue Brief February 2, 2022 Equity-Minded Reform of Faculty Evaluation: A Call to Action Toolkit December 17, 2021 This audit resource outlines questions for institutional agents leading or navigating reform efforts to consider when examining and creating more equitable and just faculty evaluation policies and procedures. Download Toolkit December 17, 2021 Equity-Minded Reform of Faculty Evaluation Policies: Audit Resource Publication January 6, 2021 Faculty workload is assigned and rewarded in patterns that demonstrate inequities such as racism and sexism in academe. This report summarizes findings from the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project and makes recommendations for promoting workload equity. Download Publication January 6, 2021 Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads: What We Can and Should Do Now Publication July 7, 2020 This report serves as an evidence-based guidebook for higher education leaders to intentionally and strategically increase the representation of traditionally and historically underrepresented minority faculty on campus. Download Publication July 7, 2020 Equity and Inclusion: Effective Practices and Responsive Strategies Publication This brief argues that shared leadership consistently emerges as a key factor for organizations that were best able to learn, innovate, perform and adapt to the types of external challenges that campuses now face. Download Publication Shared Leadership in Higher Education: Important Lessons from Research and Practice Publication October 4, 2019 This report shares a road map for institutions to create and implement a systemic approach to student success for a diverse student population, including cross-functional collaboration and shared, equity-minded leadership. Download Publication October 4, 2019 Creating a Diverse Student Success Infrastructure: The Key to Catalyzing Cultural Change for Today’s Student Blog Posts Section 3 Content Section 3 Content LeftShared Equity Leadership: Transforming Campus Communities Is a Collective ResponsibilityRefocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of PracticeShared Leadership as a Strategy for Leading in a Time of Crisis and Beyond Section 3 Content RightInterview Series: Let's Talk About RaceCentering Equity in Student Mental Health Task ForcesThe Whys and Hows of Shared Leadership in Higher EducationSeries: The Role of the Academic Diversity Officer Section 4 Content Section 4 Content Left Section 4 Content Right Connect With Us Section 5 Content Section 5 Content Left Section 5 Content Right Hollie Chessman Director, Practice and Research Education Futures Lab Hollie M. Chessman is the director of research and practice and the resident college student mental health and well-being expert at the American Council on Education (ACE). Chessman joined ACE in December 2018, bringing almost 20 years of professional... Read More Hollie Chessman Director, Practice and Research Education Futures Lab Section 6 Content Section 6 Content Left Section 6 Content Right Button ContentJoin a Sharing Leadership for Equity Learning CircleCommitted to individual and institutional transformative change toward equity on your campus? Join a facilitated, online learning circle! Circles are offered quarterly. Visit the page for details, and to sign up to be contacted when registration opens. Learn More Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Page Content Related Webinar October 5, 20232:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET How do women campus leaders maintain a healthy work-life balance when they are required to have constant availability? Join us on October 5 for a dialogue on women in higher ed leadership and their well-being. Read More Webinar October 5, 20232:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET Women in Leadership and Their Well-Being News August 14, 2023 Applications are open for the 2024-25 cohort of the ACE Fellows Program, the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program that has served more than 2,500 higher education leaders over more than 50 years. Read More News August 14, 2023 Applications Open for 2024-25 Cohort of ACE Fellows Program News August 11, 2023 The population of current presidents throughout U.S. higher education is still not representative of the students served. Read More News August 11, 2023 Higher Ed Stakeholders Begin Work to Address Equity and Parity in College Presidency Workshop August 10 to 11, 2023 This two-day, in-person event featured a workshop, site visits with community partners, and a panel discussion on community-engaged teaching and scholarship to prepare for the Carnegie Elective Classification application. Read More Workshop August 10 to 11, 2023 Community Engagement Workshop at Sam Houston State University Press Release July 26, 2023 ACE and the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies today announced a new partnership to strengthen and lead the Higher Education Research Institute. Read More Press Release July 26, 2023 ACE and UCLA Ed&IS Announce Partnership on HERI News July 24, 2023 A new infographic and brief on gender disparities in the college presidency, particularly women of color, highlight the continued need to examine women’s educational and professional pathways and their experiences in efforts to diversify the presidency. Read More News July 24, 2023 New Resources Help Higher Ed Sector Diversify the Presidency Convening July 18, 2023 This past in-person event spoke about proposed regulations on gainful employment, financial responsibility, and administrative capability and a proposal that could create additional challenges for institutions offering distance education courses. Read More Convening July 18, 2023 Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: How It Could Affect Distance Learning Podcast July 13, 2023 Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer are once again joined by NASFAA president Justin Draeger to talk about financial aid in the wake of the Supreme Court's decisions striking down race-conscious admissions and student loan forgiveness. Read More Podcast July 13, 2023 Biden’s Loan Forgiveness Program Fails Supreme Court Test. What Now? News July 7, 2023 In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s race in admissions ruling, a panel of experts offers reflections in a new issue brief about the challenges and implications that colleges and universities and their students will face in the coming months. Read More News July 7, 2023 ACE Issue Brief Explores Implications of Supreme Court Race in Admissions Ruling Podcast July 7, 2023 Madelyn Wessel and Peter McDonough join Mushtaq Gunja to offer initial thoughts about the ruling and potential implications while considering what all of this means for the future of diversity, access, and opportunity on campus and beyond. Read More Podcast July 7, 2023 dotEDU Live: The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Race and Admissions News June 30, 2023 The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday tossed aside more than four decades of precedent that has allowed colleges and universities to pursue the critical interest of a diverse student body through the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions. Read More News June 30, 2023 Supreme Court Strikes Down Race in Admissions Policies News The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled on Nov. 12, 2020, that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants, reaffirming the importance of race-conscious admissions in helping construct diverse campuses. Read More News Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard in the Lower Courts Statement June 29, 2023 In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has tossed aside more than four decades of precedent that has allowed colleges and universities to pursue the critical interest of a diverse student body. Read More Statement June 29, 2023 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Supreme Court's Race in Admissions Ruling Blog Post June 26, 2023 Ashley L. Gray writes that it’s time to reimagine the current pipeline to the presidency and eliminate the pitfalls historically marginalized people face. Read More Blog Post June 26, 2023 Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency Member Spotlight June 19, 2023 P-12 students across the country have fallen behind as a result of pandemic-induced disruptions to their education. Read what ACE member campuses are doing to help. Read More Member Spotlight June 19, 2023 ACE Members Help K-12 Students Catch Up From Pandemic Learning Loss Video June 15, 2023 Hear reflections on Emotional Labor in Shared Equity Leadership Environments: Creating Emotionally Supportive Spaces. Learn about emotional labor when diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership is broadly distributed. Read More Video June 15, 2023 Creating Emotionally Supportive Spaces Through Shared Equity Leadership News June 12, 2023 In a new brief, researchers explore how the impact of emotional labor on college and university leaders can be lessened when responsibility for DEI leadership is broadly distributed and shared across multiple campus stakeholders. Read More News June 12, 2023 New Report on Supporting the Emotions of Equity Leaders and Beyond News May 30, 2023 ACE and 32 other higher education groups sent a letter May 25 to the House and Senate agriculture committees urging lawmakers to streamline SNAP eligibility requirements to make these benefits more accessible for students. Read More News May 30, 2023 ACE, Associations Tell Congress That Food Insecurity Remains a Problem for Students News May 22, 2023 For students of color and other historically minoritized students, mentoring has been shown to be especially promising in encouraging their pursuit of graduate education, according to a new brief published by ACE. Read More News May 22, 2023 New ACE Brief, Search Tool Outline Effective Mentoring Programs and Practices for Graduate Education Podcast May 11, 2023 Recorded live at the American Council on Education’s recent annual meeting, this episode features Bill Pink and Leslie Gonzales in a conversation about how we can continue to diversify the presidency and why it’s essential. Read More Podcast May 11, 2023 Diversifying the College Presidency Is Essential Podcast April 26, 2023 Recorded live at ACE2023, this is the first of two episodes unpacking results from ACE’s new report, The American College President: 2023 Edition. Read More Podcast April 26, 2023 Where Are All the Women College Presidents?