Campus Models and Case Studies

Is It Really My Fault? Confronting the Myths Surrounding Women's Advancement

I was talking with my partner about these remarks, and for some reason my red sauce came to her mind. She told me that I should talk about my red sauce. I wondered how I could possibly talk about my red sauce in remarks on women and leadership and the myths surrounding our advancement. Now,... Read More

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion on College Campuses: Assessing a Partnership between AAC&U and the Ford Foundation

Marking the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the association, this four-part series of commissioned articles explores various aspects of AAC&U’s work over the past century in relation to contemporaneous developments within American higher education more broadly.

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Making Excellence Inclusive in Challenging Times

In 2005, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released a series of articles that called for higher education institutions to move away from a fragmented focus on diversity and begin thinking about how to promote inclusive excellence (IE) in postsecondary... Read More

California State University, Fullerton
The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

This month's feature was written by José L. Cruz, provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton. It originally appeared in the winter 2016 issue of ... Read More

Bronx Community College
Faculty Development for Student Success at Bronx Community College

Colleges and universities often have some form of first-year orientation to help both students and faculty become acquainted with the institution and learn about basic logistical procedures and key offices on campus. Many institutions are now expanding on new students’ orientation through first... Read More

California State University, Fullerton
The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

In recent years, calls for disruption in higher education have orbited around the seductive nucleus of technology—particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other “unbundled” online learning systems—drawn to the promise of expanded access, reduced costs, and increased completion rates... Read More

Spelman College, St. Catherine University, Simmons College

When Sweet Briar College announced its plans to close in March 2015, some pundits pronounced the event a long-awaited inevitability. “By many measures, today's women are flourishing in higher education and do not need a protected environment to develop their intellectual potential,” Diane... Read More

Against Being Inclusive

Our work in the university should be not merely inclusive, but more radically pluralistic and truly dialogical. 

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University of Wisconsin–Madison

It’s a common criticism of research-intensive universities that teaching is an afterthought for faculty. The characterization isn’t always fair, but it is true that institutional incentives often favor research productivity over teaching, and many graduate students, especially in the STEM... Read More

Manchester Community College
A Roadmap for Student Success at Manchester Community College

Hiring new faculty members is hard enough in a time of fiscal austerity, but getting the funds to hire more student support personnel can be even harder. “Our support staff is way out of proportion to what we need for our student population—we have only five professional advisors for 7,700... Read More