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.
The Access & Diversity Collaborative is offering a Special Colloquium at the College Board's Forum in Washington, D.C.
The ADC-sponsored colloquium, Stakeholder Engagement and Actionable Research: The Keys to Effective Diversity Programs in Higher Education, will take place the next morning — Thursday, Nov. 5, 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Visit this link for full description of the session: ADC colloquium.
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 U.S. Supreme Court Grants Abigail Fisher's Second Request for Certiorari
This means that the Court will hear a new round of arguments next term in the case. (Justice Kagan is still recused from the case, given her involvement in earlier rounds of litigation as Solicitor General, meaning that only eight Justices will hear it.) The Access & Diversity Collaborative will closely monitor the case and continue to provide important updates in the coming weeks. Read more here: Supreme Court Returns to Affirmative Action.