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.
CUE hosts 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.
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.
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.
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!
Engaging the Race Question
Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education
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.
Design Principles for Equity and Excellence at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
A new policy brief from the Center for Urban Education's Dr. Bensimon. April 2015
America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education
A new report by the Center for Urban Education. February 2015
Engaging the Race Question: Accountability and Equity in U.S. Higher Education
A new book by the co-directors of the Center for Urban Education. January 2015
Equity in Excellence For Colorado's Future: A Policy Audit and Analysis
A new report by the Center for Urban Education and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. May 2014
- Dr. Dowd to Participate in Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies Workshop
- Center for Urban Education hosts Broadening Participation in Mathematics through Practitioner Inquiry conference
- Dr. Dowd Appointed to 2016 Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable Faculty
- CUE at AAC&U's Global Learning in College
- Dr. Bensimon Discusses CUE's Work with Cal State Dominguez Hills in the LA Times