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


July 21, 2015 8:15 AM


The American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy released its new report, Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape, at a July 21, 2015 release convening. The event featured both the release of the report’s key findings and a series of conversations with experts on ensuring diversity in higher education. 

The event was co-sponsored by Pearson’s Center for College & Career Success, the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, and Lumina Foundation​

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The report examines contemporary admissions practices at a range of selective four-year colleges and universities 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. 

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Following a presentation of findings by the authors, there were a series of panel discussions led by distinguished diversity scholars, legal experts, admissions and student affairs practitioners, institutional leaders, and others.  


​8:15-8:45 a.m. ​Registration and Breakfast
​8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks​
9:00-10:00 a.m. Dream Undone Study Findings
10:00-11:00 a.m. The Current Policy and Legal Landscape
11:00-11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Developing Strong Leadership on Diversity Policies and Practices
12:15-12:45 p.m. Networking and Lunch
12:45-1:45 p.m. Beyond Admissions: The Connection between Admissions and Student Success
1:45-2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks




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This event was on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

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