Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence

Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population.  AAC&U understands diversity and equity as fundamental goals of higher education and as resources for learning that are valuable for all students, vital to democracy and a democratic workforce and to the global position and wellbeing of the United States. AAC&U's commitment to make excellence inclusive—to bring the benefits of liberal education to all students—is rooted deeply in commitment to a diverse, informed, and civically active society. 

Campus Models and Case Studies

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

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
Faculty Development for Student Success at 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... Read More
The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

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... Read More

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders at Women's Colleges

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... Read More

Preparing Future STEM Faculty for Diverse Classrooms at the 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... Read More
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