Information about Diversity and Access

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Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity
ACE established the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity (CAREE) in 1981 to address declining rates of minority participation in higher education. Originally called the Office of Minority Concerns, CAREE (pronounced "care") has monitored and reported on the progress of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians in postsecondary education, and engaged in efforts to improve their educational and employment opportunities in higher education.

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http://www.acenet.edu/programs/caree/


Does Diversity Make a Difference? - Three Research Studies on Diversity in College Classrooms
The strong empirical evidence presented in this monograph, comprising three studies of college teachers' and students' attitudes toward and experiences with racial and ethnic diversity, demonstrate that campus diversity represents an educational benefit for all students—minority and white alike—that cannot be duplicated in a racially and ethnically homogeneous academic setting. The studies presented here strongly support the proposition that practices such as race-sensitive admissions lead to expanded educational possibilities and better educational outcomes for all students, regardless of race or ethnic origin

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http://www.acenet.edu/programs/caree/diversity.cfm

 


American Association for Higher Education
This link provides a host of diversity resources.

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http://www.aahe.org/diversityresources.htm


Achieving Diversity in Higher Education
Higher education institutions employ many different strategies to attract and enroll a diverse student body. Although diversity is defined on many dimensions, the recent controversy regarding affirmative action has placed a spotlight on the challenge of enrolling students from under-represented racial/ethnic groups. Consequently, while much of the information that follows applies to broad definitions of diversity, the primary focus here relates to racial/ethnic diversity.

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http://www.collegeboard.com/highered/ad/ad.html


DiversityWeb
Welcome to DiversityWeb, the most comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources about diversity in higher education that you can find anywhere. This site is designed to serve campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy's educational and societal mission.

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http://www.diversityweb.org/


Diversity in Higher Education
In many states restrictions have been placed on what factors admission professionals can use to make admission decisions. Please find below a variety of resources NACAC has collected to help college counseling and admission professionals navigate the new landscape regarding the pursuit and maintenance of diversity in higher education.

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http://www.nacac.com/diversity.html


American Library Association
This link provides a variety of diversity-related resources.

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http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2000/september4/diversityweb.htm


University of Michigan Lawsuits
This site gives background information on the two lawsuits challenging University of Michigan admissions policies that were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2003.

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http://www.umich.edu/~urel/admissions/


National Research Center for College and University Admissions
Since the 1960s and 1970s, colleges and universities began to actively seek to open their doors to a wider variety of students, making a postsecondary education possible for minority students.

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http://www.nrccua.org/resource/diversity/index.asp


Colleges Seeking Racial Diversity Must Work Beyond Admissions to Ensure Student Success
Colleges that seek racial diversity in their student population must take steps to help their African American and Hispanic students succeed, according to the results of a new study by ACT. The research suggests that these minority students are less likely to succeed in college than Caucasians who earned the same high school grade point average (GPA) and, to a lesser degree, the same ACT composite scores as they.

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http://www.act.org/news/releases/2003/5-28-03.html


The Texas Top 10% Project
The Texas Top 10% Project is a multi-year study to assess the direct and indirect consequences of changed admissions policies on minority college enrollment in the state of Texas.

Read more:
http://www.texastop10.princeton.edu/



National College Access Network

The National College Access Network is dedicated to assisting local communities all over the country initiate, develop and sustain their own college access programs.  Collectively our member organizations have helped over 1.5 million students continue their education beyond high school.  And, we're just getting started.  The opportunities to make a difference are unlimited.

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http://www.collegeaccess.org/NCAN/


Lumina Foundation
Through grants for research, innovation, communication, and evaluation, as well as policy education and leadership development, Lumina Foundation addresses issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups, including adult learners. The Foundation bases its mission on the belief that postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals can make in themselves and that society can make in its people.

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http://www.luminafoundation.org/index.html

 

 

 
 
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