Review the Latest National Research on Policies and Practices to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion on College Campuses
Bridging the Research to Practice Gap: Achieving Mission-Driven Diversity and Inclusion Goals is the latest offering from the College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative and is designed to assist institutions in the design and evaluation of their diversity-related enrollment goals.
The report is divided into three parts: 1) an exhaustive survey of current research related to student diversity, areas of strength and areas needing additional attention; 2) suggestions for additional research which could inform individual institutional actions; and 3) identifying policy and practice implications for institutions within the shifting political and legal landscape.
The report is intended to be used in conjunction with other resources and materials made available through the Access and Diversity Collaborative.
Listen to the ADC Webinar on Possible Outcomes and Responses to Fisher II
This webinar, entitled Preparing for Fisher II on Your Campus: An Overview of Key Issues and Action Steps to Consider, provided recommendations to help institutions prepare for the U.S. Supreme Court’s second decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which is expected by late June 2016 (though it may come sooner).
Over 600 pre-registered for the session and we know that in several locations groups joined the presentation. The link below allows you to listen to and view a recording of the presentation. The referenced written materials are available on this site in the Downloads section or can be secured by writing to Brad Quin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The webinar platform requires viewers to submit their names and email addresses to view the recording. We will not use this information for any other purpose than this webinar.
The webinar was hosted by the College Board’s Access & Diversity Collaborative, the American Council on Education, and EducationCounsel.
UNC and Harvard Lawsuits; OCR Complaint Against Harvard; Implications for Fisher II
On July 7, both the University of North Carolina and Harvard University filed requests to delay litigation in their separate lawsuits until the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision in its rehearing of Fisher v. the University of Texas. Also, in June, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) dismissed a complaint against Harvard University’s undergraduate admissions program because of the similar lawsuit against Harvard pending in federal court. The complaint had been filed by more than 60 Asian American groups in May.
The College Board, Through the Access & Diversity Collaborative, has filed an Amicus Brief in the Matter of Fisher v. University of Texas.
The College Board's brief focuses on the issues of institutional autonomy and the importance of professional discretion in admission. The brief was submitted by Nov. 2, 2015, and was joined by AACRA, NACAC and LSAC.
Please secure a copy of the brief from the Downloads section or here.
A similar brief was filed in the first Fisher case in 2012 reflecting the expertise and knowledge of our Collaborative and the College Board. The brief supports the ADC's focus on higher education institutions that develop admission policies and practices which are legally sound and meet mission-driven enrollment goals.