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Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence Publications
Following are links to Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence Publications that provide useful resources for faculty and staff who are interested in incorporating diversity into their classrooms, offices and programs. To learn more about Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence Publications, please visit https://www.aacu.org/resources/diversity-equity-and-inclusive-excellence/publications.
America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education
This publication makes the case for the urgent need to expand access to and success in high-quality educational programs for students traditionally underserved in higher education. The publication addresses students' access and success in terms of traditional measures such as college completion, as well as important indicators of educational opportunity such as participation in high-impact educational practices. The authors present an equity-minded guiding framework that can be used throughout higher education. They suggest principles for evaluating equity and advancing institutional change, with a specific focus on improving outcomes for students affected by stratification in educational opportunity by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic class status. Excellent resource for launching conversations among educational leaders and practitioners about diversity, equity and institutional change. To learn more about this publication, please visit https://secure.aacu.org/store/detail.aspx?id=GMSAUM.
Working Collectively Across Differences
College students should have significant practice solving complex problems with diverse groups of collaborators in order to prepare for the challenges they will face in the workplace and in civic life. This issue of Diversity & Democracy contains articles highlighting courses, programs, and initiatives where students are engaging in such collaborative problem-solving across differences. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2016/spring
The Equity Imperative
This issue of Diversity & Democracy calls readers to invest in high-quality learning for all students by ensuring equitable access to both effective educational practices and welcoming campus climates. Contributing authors share evaluation and implementation strategies that support college success, particularly for students who have been underserved within higher education. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2016/winter
Student and Institutional Engagement in Political Life
Produced in partnership between Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (an initiative of Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service), this issue of Diversity & Democracy calls readers to examine how they can best support student and institutional engagement in political life. The issue highlights practices that advance educational goals related to political learning and explores the various roles that students, faculty, and administrators can play in creating a politically engaged and socially just democracy. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2015/fall
Engaging Global Challenges
Global challenges offer critical opportunities for student learning. This issue highlights the multifaceted ways in which higher education is involving students in addressing the globally complex issues they will encounter throughout their lives. Contributing authors describe possible avenues into this work and raise pressing questions about equity and inclusion in a globally interdependent society. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2015/summer
Gender Equity in Higher Education
This issue of Diversity & Democracy extends AAC&U's longstanding commitment to addressing gender-based inequities in higher education. Article topics include gender equity among STEM students and faculty, women's leadership in areas such as higher education administration, the role of women's colleges and universities worldwide, and the importance of creating campuses that are safe and inclusive for students of all gender identities. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2015/spring
Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: A Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning
Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: A Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning provides a framework for needed dialogue, assessment, and action to address inequities in higher education institutions. Focusing on issues of access and success, it can be used as a tool for bringing together campus leaders and practitioners-across divisions and departments-to engage in internal assessment and chart a path forward to improve all students' success and achievement of key learning outcomes. The Guide is designed with a particular focus on the success of students who come from groups traditionally underserved in higher education. To learn more about this publication, please visit:https://www.aacu.org/publications/committing-to-equity
Step Up and Lead for Equity: What Higher Education Can Do to Reverse Our Deepening Divides
STEP UP & LEAD for Equity: What Higher Education Can Do to Reverse Our Deepening Divides makes the case that America's persistent gaps in education, income, and wealth are widening, with the fastest growing segments of our population the least likely to have the opportunities they need to succeed. It argues that, to effectively educate today's students, higher education must focus more urgently on equity-and on bringing together what we know about closing achievement gaps and advancing high-quality learning outcomes for all students. This brochure builds the case for leadership to challenge the status quo and make the most empowering forms of college learning available to all students. STEP UP & LEAD for Equity is a Call to Action, supported by clear and convincing data, for college leaders to accept this challenge and begin this work by examining their own institutions' history and data to develop an action plan. It is ideal for advancing dialogue on campus and in the community.
STEP UP & LEAD for Equity concludes with a series of action items applicable to all institutions and can be used in combination with AAC&U's America's Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education and Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: A Campus Guide For Self-Study and Planning. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://secure.aacu.org/store/detail.aspx?id=GMSSU
Assessing Students’ Diversity, Global, and Civic Learning Gains
This issue of Diversity & Democracy features a range of approaches to assessing the impact of students' engagement in diversity, global, and civic learning opportunities. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2013/summer
Making Excellence Inclusive: Higher Education’s LGBTQ Contexts
This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores how higher education is creating classroom and campus forums that engage with LGBTQ issues. To learn more about this publication, please visit: https://www.aacu.org/diversitydemocracy/2012/winter
LGBTQ Students and College Affordability
Choosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. A whopping 13.4% of LGBTQ high school students who report frequent verbal harassment plan on not attending college, and 20% of all currently enrolled college students report fearing for their physical safety due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. In response, many universities are taking steps to fight back for their most vulnerable students, but understanding what to look for in a school is still difficult. To learn more about the LGBTQ Students and College Affordability, please visit: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-college-resources/