Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

Issue Briefs: Diversity Matters in U.S. Higher Education

December 30, 1899

 

As part of its continuing commitment to access, equity, and diversity in higher education, the American Council on Education is pleased to launch the Diversity Matters in U.S. Higher Education issue brief series. The goal of this series is to provide campus leaders with timely, cutting-edge, and actionable information they can share with the members of their campus community on a broad range of topics revolving around diversity and inclusion in U.S. higher education.

The inaugural brief, The Education Gap: Understanding African American and Hispanic Attainment Disparities in Higher Education, explores some of the critical factors associated with postsecondary attainment disparities for African American and Hispanic students.

The second brief in the series, Raising Voices, Lifting Leaders: Empowering Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership in Higher Education, was created to bring national attention to the scarcity of Asian Pacific Islander American leaders in higher education, highlight the barriers to Asian Pacific Islander American leadership, and present a call to action for increasing representation by the Asian Pacific Islander American community in higher education leadership positions.

With Degree in Hand: Analysis of Racial Minority Graduates and Their Lives After College, the third brief, explores the postgraduate employment and educational experiences of new college graduates across racial/ethnic lines in terms of their demographic and education characteristics, early labor market outcomes, and post-baccalaureate education enrollment approximately one year after graduation.

The final brief in the series, A Matter of Excellence: A Guide to Strategic Diversity Leadership and Accountability in Higher Education, focuses on leading diversity-themed change in an intentional manner. It provides a framework for strategic leadership on diversity issues in academe, challenging the higher education community to face the imperatives of a new reality in which diversity is no longer simply a question of moral and social responsibility, but a matter of achieving excellence and gaining competitive advantages in the world we live in today.

For more information, contact InclusiveExcellence@acenet.edu or call 202-939-9390.

ACE is grateful to the GE Foundation for their generous support of this program.

Other ACE News

  • April 24, 2015

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    In today’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Arizona State University President Michael Crow and explores ASU’s plan to offer a low-cost freshman year via MOOCs. In other news, Inside Higher Ed looks at the new book on campus...

  • Financial Aid

    April 22, 2015

    Campaign to Save Student Aid Launches

    The Student Aid Alliance launches a campaign to increase awareness and spur action against congressional threats to curtail federal student aid programs.

  • Innovative Practices

    April 22, 2015

    2015 Challenge Festival Scheduled for Next Month

    ACE is co-sponsoring the weeklong convening of tech visionaries, business leaders, government officials and promising entrepreneurs in education and other fields.

  • Institutional Capacity

    April 22, 2015

    Register Now for Advancing to the Presidency

    Advancing to the Presidency, a two-day workshop scheduled for Oct.19-20 in Alexandria, VA, helps senior admnistrators prepare for the transition to the next level.

  • Leading Internationalization

    April 20, 2015

    Deadline to Apply to the Institute for Leading Internationalization Is May 1

    The Institute for Leading Internationalization, designed for administrators who have a critical role in advancing internationalization on their campuses, is scheduled for June 7-9 in Alexandria, VA.

 

 Related Content