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  • Registration Open for Student Equity Plan Institute on Implementation

    Registration Open for Student Equity Plan Institute on Implementation

    The Center for Urban Education will be hosting a two-day institute to help equity teams follow through with their articulated goals and activities. As a follow-up, this Student Equity Plan Institute focuses on implementation. The Center has created new tools and activities to help practitioners turn their Student Equity Plans into opportunities for institutional innovation and student success. For more information on the event or how to register, please click the link below.

    More details on the event can be found here.
  • CUE hosts Broadening Participation in Mathematics through Practitioner Inquiry conference

    CUE hosts Broadening Participation in Mathematics through Practitioner Inquiry conference

    Attendees with Estela Bensimon at the Broadening Participation in Mathematics through Practitioner Inquiry conference

    The Center for Urban Education (CUE) and Community College of Aurora hosted over 40 individuals from 9 Community Colleges at the Broadening Participation in Mathematics through Practitioner Inquiry conference in Aurora, Colorado. The two-day conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, brought awareness to community college practitioners about equity-minded practices in mathematics.

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  • Dr. Dowd Appointed to 2016 Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable Faculty

    Dr. Dowd Appointed to 2016 Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable Faculty

    CUE Co-Director Alicia Dowd has been named a senior faculty member of the 2016 Higher Education Finance Roundtable. The roundtable, sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center's Law for Higher Education Law and Governance, is designed to improve the skills of junior, pre-tenured/tenure-track faculty conducting research in the fields of college economics, higher education finance, financial aid. Appointment to this prestigious committee reflects Dr. Dowd’s commitment to equity in higher education. Some of Dr. Dowd’s recent work includes coauthoring “Engaging the Race Question: Accountability and Equity in Higher Education” and her work as Co-PI on the National Science Foundation funded "Broadending Participation in Math" conference, as well as leading sessions at the Center for Urban for Education’s Student Equity Planning Institute.

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  • Research Centers Call for Knowledge about School Shootings

    The Center for Urban Education is one of 18 educational research centers nationwide that has issued a call for additional research into school shootings and campus violence. Joining centers from UCLA, UC Berkley, University of Pennsylvania, NYU and many others, CUE has put out a call for additional resources to research and study gun violence in higher education. "Despite the alarming numbers of deaths, injuries, and threats, scholars in the field of higher education have received too few resources to rigorously study the undercurrents and effects of gun violence on college campuses."

  • "Moving the Attainment Agenda from Policy to Action" published in Change magazine

    Change magazine just published "Moving the Attainment Agenda from Policy to Action," an article written by CUE researchers and associates Keith Whitham, Megan Chase, Estela Mara Bensimon, Debbie Hanson, and David Longanecker. The article calls for state-level completion and attainment policies to align with faculty incentives and leverage faculty expertise when identifying institution-specific strategies to achieve goals. Data analysis and inquiry conducted at the Community College of Aurora, CUE's Equity Scorecard partner in Denver, serves as an example of how this can be accomplished.

    To read the article, click here.
  • CUE Welcomes New Staff, Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux!

    CUE Welcomes New Staff, Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux!

    CUE welcomes Dr. Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Rossier’s new research associate professor and our new associate director for research and policy. She is coming to us from George Washington University, where she served as assistant professor of higher education administration at their Graduate School of Education. Since completing her PhD at Rossier in 2008, Dr. Malcom-Piqueux has published numerous works alongside our co-directors, Dr. Bensimon and Dr. Dowd. With a M.S. from Caltech and a B.S. from MIT, Dr. Malcom-Piqueux studies Latino/a access to and success in STEM careers, particularly in HSI's, and we are thrilled to have her back at USC!

    For more information on Dr. Malcom-Piqueux, click here.
  • Engaging the Race Question

    Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education

    Engaging the Race Question

    CUE Co-Directors Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Mara Bensimon have published a new book, titled “Engaging the Race Question: Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education.” Drawing on their experience conducting CUE’s Equity Scorecard--a comprehensive action research process that has been implemented at over 40 colleges and universities in the United States--“Engaging the Race Question” demonstrates what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on their own campuses.

    To order your copy click here.

Center for Urban Education
University of Southern California
Rossier School of Education
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Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: (213)740-5202
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