Podcast
October 15, 2019

Asian American Students in Higher Ed…It’s Complicated

Just a week after a district court judge rejected claims that Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian American applicants, Julie J. Park, associate professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park, talks with hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa about what this decision means for the future of diversity in higher education.
Interview
October 15, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Sylvia Hurtado

Sylvia Hurtado is professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Division of Higher Education and Organizational Change. She served as director of the Higher Education Research Institute for over a decade.
Interview
September 16, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum

Beverly Daniel Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Tatum is a nationally recognized scholar and authority on issues of race in America and a licensed clinical psychologist whose areas of research include Black families in White communities, racial identity in teens, and the role of race in the classroom.

Essay/Brief
August 21, 2019

An Uneven Playing Field: The Complex Educational Experiences of Asian Americans

Growing up in Ohio as the child of Korean immigrants, I had a narrow view of who Asian Americans were. I grew up in a relatively affluent suburb, and most of my Asian American friends were the children of similarly well-educated immigrants.

Podcast
August 13, 2019

Lifting Up Men of Color

Multiple barriers stand between African American and Latino men and college completion. It’s a complex problem that secondary and postsecondary institutions, educators, and policymakers alike have been trying to address, yet finding ways to apply research to practice requires a community-wide effort.

Video
August 1, 2019

We Need to Talk About Race in Higher Education

Shaun Harper emphasizes the importance of discussing race in higher education.

Video
August 1, 2019

Tackling Inequities in Enrollment, Completion, and Workforce Outcomes

Sandy Baum discusses the broad range of issues tackled by Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report.
Video
August 1, 2019

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Comprehensive Review

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar finds the comprehensive integration of data in Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report important for broad audiences.

Video
August 1, 2019

Debunking the Myth that Race Doesn’t Matter

Julie J. Park highlights how data in Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report show that race does matter.

Video
April 9, 2019

ACE2019: Talking About Race

In this plenary session at ACE2019, two of the country’s leading voices and best-selling authors on race and racism—Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo—discussed the role of race in the United States and on college campuses, how university leaders can engage their communities on race, and what it will take to close equity gaps.

Video
February 14, 2019

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report Release Convening

On February 14, 2019, the American Council on Education hosted the “Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report Release Convening”. The livestreamed event is available to watch.

Essay/Brief
February 14, 2019

Redoubling Our Efforts: How Institutions Can Affect Faculty Diversity

As students across the country protested incidents of racism and discrimination on and off campus in 2015–16, they called attention to the small numbers of Black, Latinx, and Native American professors on their campuses, and faculty diversity has consistently appeared on activists’ lists of demands.

Essay/Brief
February 14, 2019

Student Debt: The Unique Circumstances of African American Students

Discussions of student debt frequently treat borrowing for college as a general problem. As a result, they pay inadequate attention to the sharp differences in borrowing and repayment patterns across demographic groups.

Essay/Brief
February 14, 2019

The Problematic Nature of Racial and Ethnic Categories in Higher Education

Racial and ethnic categorizations in society (and at higher education institutions) are not neutral, but rather they are informed by historical, social, political, and economic contexts.

Essay/Brief
February 14, 2019

Taking History, Funding, and Current Challenges into Account When Discussing Race, Ethnicity, and Completion in Community Colleges

The typical college student is no longer the image many of us hold in our heads—an 18- to 22-year-old who leaves his or her parents’ home for the first time, ready to begin the journey at an ivy-walled four-year college or university. Rather, many of today’s college students are beyond the age of 24, employed at least part time, and raising a family.
Video
February 13, 2019

ACE Unveils ‘Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report’

Lorelle Espinosa, ACE vice president of research, and Jonathan Turk, ACE associate director of research, explain why ACE’s report on the state of race and ethnicity in higher education today is critical for those working to close persistent equity gaps – and make the case for why race still matters in American higher education.