This report from the U.S. Department of Education highlights the educational inequities and opportunity gaps present in postsecondary education in the United States, examines efforts by institutions of higher education to address inequities, and suggests practices to advance diversity and inclusion on college campuses as well as areas for future research.
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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Key Data Highlights Focusing on Race and Ethnicity and Promising Practices
Advancing Student Success by Scaling Up Experiences: Insights and Lessons From Two Evidence-Based Programs
This report from the Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) shares three principals that have proven to be effective when scaling up evidence-based educational practices: (1) center on the experience, (2) keep measuring while scaling, and (3) create a user-centered framework for implementing the practice.
In this qualitative study, researchers interviewed Black male college students to identify factors that contributed to their successful completion of online courses. Identified factors included financial assistance, previous information technology (IT) training, and a non-prejudicial learning environment.
This report from the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice details the results of a survey on basic needs insecurity among higher education instructional staff.
Using four equity indicators, this 2019 report grades public colleges and universities in the United States on postsecondary access and student success for Black undergraduates. The four equity indicators are representation equity, gender equity, completion equity, and Black student-to-Black faculty ratio.
This study evaluated an online math summer bridge program for incoming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at a Historically Black University. The study found positive outcomes for program participants, including a higher first-year GPA and better first-year retention rate than STEM majors overall at the university.