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Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic
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.
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
American Association for Higher Education
This link provides a host of diversity resources.
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.
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.
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.
American Library Association
This link provides a variety of diversity-related resources.
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,
National Research Center for College and University
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.
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.
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
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.
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.