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Interview
December 10, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald is the University of Virginia’s (UVA) vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He joined UVA after serving as the chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity, and equity at the University of Missouri System and the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Essay/Brief
December 10, 2019

Becoming “Latinx Responsive”: Raising Institutional and Systemic Consciousness in California’s HSIs

Much of the diversification in American society and the higher education system is due in part to the increasing Latinx population. Between 1995–96 and 2015–16, the representation of Latinx students among all undergraduate students nearly doubled from 10.3 percent to 19.8 percent (Espinosa et al. 2019). This trend is predicted to continue, with Latinx students seeing the largest growth among all public high school graduates by 2025.
Essay/Brief
December 10, 2019

Defining “Servingness” at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Practical Implications for HSI Leaders

The American Council on Education’s Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education report provides timely data about the continuing significance of race when it comes to enrollment and completion patterns of racially minoritized groups. Most notably, postsecondary institutions are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse (Espinosa et al. 2019).
Blog Post
December 8, 2019

A Case for Racial Equity as a Policy Focus

California is among the first eight states to have banned affirmative action based on race. Yet, it is the only state with what is known as a Student Equity Policy—a policy that gives community colleges millions of dollars to address inequality in access, retention, degree completion, and transfer to four-year institutions.
Essay/Brief
November 19, 2019

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Look at Low-Income Undergraduates

As the United States has become more racially and ethnically diverse over the past several decades, so too has higher education. More students of color are seeking a postsecondary credential than ever before. The increase in access for students of color has led to higher levels of educational attainment and the opportunity for upward socioeconomic mobility for a more diverse student population.
Interview
November 18, 2019

Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Ronald A. Crutcher

Ronald A. Crutcher is a national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician, and a professor of music. He became president and professor of music at the University of Richmond in 2015, having previously served as president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts for 10 years.
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

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
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

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
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.

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.