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  • Center for Urban Education at the 2015 AERA Conference

    Center for Urban Education at the 2015 AERA Conference

    CUE Co-Directors Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Mara Bensimon signed their new book, "Engaging the 'Race Question': Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education" (TC Press 2015), at the 2015 AERA Conference in Chicago. The book signing took place Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am - 10:30 am in the Sheraton Chicago's 1st floor River Exhibition Hall. Other sessions featured authors and presenters from the Center for Urban Education as well.

    For more information please visit our AERA 2015 event page.
  • 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.
  • Bensimon receives AAHHE Outstanding Latino/a Faculty Award

    Bensimon receives AAHHE Outstanding Latino/a Faculty Award

    The Center for Urban Education congratulates Co-Director Dr. Bensimon who received the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research/Teaching (Research Institutions) award at the 10th Annual American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s National Conference in March.

    Read the article in Diverse 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.
  • America's Unmet Promise

    The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education

    America's Unmet Promise

    CUE Co-Directors Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Mara Bensimon, along with former CUE Researchers Keith Witham and Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux, make the case for the urgent need to expand access to and success in high-quality educational programs for students traditionally underserved in higher education in “America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education.”

    Click here for more information.
  • Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education

    A Practical Introduction edited by Ana M. Martinez-Aleman, Brian Pusser, and Estela Mara Bensimon

    Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education

    A new book edited by Dr. Estela M. Bensimon that illustrates critical tools and methods central to contemporary scholarship is now available for purchase. The book argues that critical research design and critical theories help scholars see beyond the normative models and frameworks that have long limited our understanding of students, faculty, institutions, the organization and governance of higher education, and the policies that shape the postsecondary arena. A rigorous and invaluable guide for researchers seeking innovative approaches to higher education and the morass of traditionally functionalist, rational, and neoliberal thinking that mars the field, this book is also essential for instructors who wish to incorporate the lessons of critical scholarship into their course development, curriculum, and pedagogy.

    To order your copy click here.

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