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  • "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.
  • Bensimon and Witham speak at the State Higher Education Officers (SHEEO) Annual Meeting

    Bensimon and Witham speak at the State Higher Education Officers (SHEEO) Annual Meeting

    Professor Estela Mara Bensimon, also co-director of the Center for Urban Education, and Dr. Keith Witham, professor at Temple University, were invited to speak at the 62nd State Higher Education Officers (SHEEO) Annual Meeting held in Santa Fe on July 7-10. Bensimon and Witham spoke on five principles for creating equity by design that were introduced by CUE’s researchers in America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The SHEEO Annual Meeting is attended by the Chief Executive Officers of state higher education boards and commissions in all U.S states and territories, and attracts leaders of national and regional organizations with whom states work. The meeting emphasizes key state and national higher education policy issues.

    America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education is available here.
  • Design Principles for Equity and Excellence at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    Design Principles for Equity and Excellence at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    CUE Co-Director Estela Mara Bensimon and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux contributed to a policy brief series in PERSPECTIVAS: Issues in Higher Education Policy and Practice by taking a look at what it means to be authentically 'Hispanic-Serving.'

    Click here to read it.
  • 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.

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