Briefs, Reports & Papers

2017

Equity and Policy

Center for Urban Education. (2017). Improving Postsecondary Attainment: Overcoming Common Challenges to an Equity Agenda in State Policy. Los Angeles: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Center for Urban Education. (2017). Improving Attainment: Making Equity Part of Your State’s Postsecondary Planning. Los Angeles: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Center for Urban Education. (2017). Protocol for Assessing Equity-Mindedness in State Policy. Los Angeles: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Center for Urban Education. (2017). Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College. Los Angeles: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Harris III, F., Felix, E. R., Bensimon, E. M., Wood, J. L., Mercado, A., Monge, O. & Falcon, V.  (2017). Supporting men of color in community colleges: An examination of promising practices and California student equity plans. San Francisco, CA: College Futures Foundation.

2016

URM

Bensimon, E. M. (2016). The misbegotten URM as a data point. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

2015

Equity and Policy

Ching, C. D., Felix, E., Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Statement on California Community Colleges Student Equity Plans Before the California State Assembly.

Ching, C. D., and Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Analysis of California Community Colleges Student Equity Plan Policy.

Roberts, M. & Bensimon, E.M. (2015). Raising Race Questions: Whiteness & Inquiry in Education by Ali Michael, 2014.Teachers College Record, 18163.

Witham, K., Malcom-Piqueux, L. E., Dowd, A. C., & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). America’s Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

HSIs

Malcom-Piqueux, L.E. & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Design Principles for Equity and Excellence at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Perspectivas. American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).

2014

Equity and Policy

Michelau, D. K. (2014, May). Equity in Excellence for Colorado’s Future: A Policy Audit and Analysis. Retrieved from here.

2013

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Longanecker, D., & Witham, K. (2012):We Have Goals. Now What?. , Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:6, 14-25
Ching, C.D. (2013). Why race? Understanding the importance of foregrounding race and ethnicity in achieving equity on college campuses. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Malcom-Piqueux, L. (2013). Addressing Latino Outcomes at California’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

High Impact Practices

Finley, A., & McNair, T. (2013). Assessing Underserved Students’ Engagement in High-Impact Practices. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

2012

Education and Poverty

Dowd, A.C., & Bensimon, E.M. (2012). What’s Race Got to Do with It?. American Educational Research Association (AERA). http://www.aera.net/

STEM

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Chase, M. M., Sawatzky, M., Shieh, L. T., Rall, R. M. & Jones, T. (2012). Community College Change Agents at HSIs: Stewarding HSI-STEM Funds for Latino Student Success in STEM. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Bensimon, E.M. & Dowd, A.C. (2012). Developing the Capacity of Faculty to Become Institutional Agents for Latinos in STEM. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Dowd, A.C. & Malcom, L.E. (2012). Reducing Undergraduate Debt to Increase Latina and Latino Participation in STEM Professions. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Latinas and Latinos

Rendón, L. I., Dowd, A. C., & Nora, A. (2012, August). Priced out: A closer look at college affordability for Latinos. A knowledge essay commissioned by the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and presented at the Enriching America through the 21st Century: Increasing Latino Postsecondary Completion Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

2011

Equity in High Schools

Jones, T., Bensimon, E.M., McNair, T.B., & Dowd, A. C. (2011). . Washington, DC: National College Access Network.

STEM

Dowd, A.C. (in press). Developing Supportive STEM Community College to Four-Year College and University Transfer Ecosystems. Washington, D.C.: National Academies of Sciences.

2010

HSIs

Bensimon, E.M., Malcom, E. & Dávila, B. (2010). (Re)Constructing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Moving Beyond Numbers Toward Student Success. EP3: Education Policy and Practice Perspectives, 6. Iowa State University: Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

STEM

Malcom L.E., Dowd, A.C., & Yu, T. (2010). Tapping HSI-STEM Funds to Improve Latina and Latino Access to the STEM Professions. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Dowd, A.C., Malcom, L.E., & Macias, E.E. (2010). Improving Transfer Access to STEM Bachelor’s Degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Transfer

Bordoloi Pazich, L., & Bensimon, E. M. (2010). Wisconsin transfer equity study: Final report. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

2009

STEM

Dowd, A.C., Malcom, L.E., & Bensimon, E.M. (2009). Benchmarking the Success of Latino and Latina Students in STEM to Achieve National Graduation Goals. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

2008

Financial Aid/Debt & Higher Education Finance
Dowd, A. C. (2008). A cautionary analysis of restrictive “promise” tuition guarantees: The case of the Kalamazoo promise. University of Houston Law Center, 8(1).

2007

Transfer

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Alford, H., & Trapp, F. (2007). Missing 87: A study of the “transfer gap” and “choice gap”. Long Beach and Los Angeles: Long Beach City College and the Center for Urban Education, University of Southern California.

2006

Transfer

Dowd, A. C., Bensimon, E. M., Gabbard, G., Singleton, S., Macias, E., Dee, J., et al. (2006). Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream. Retrieved May 5, 2008, from www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

Pak, J., Bensimon, E. M., Malcom, L., Marquez, A., & Park, D. (2006). The life histories of ten individuals who crossed the border between community colleges and selective four-year colleges. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

2005

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Dowd, A. C. (2005). Data don’t drive: Building a practitioner-driven culture of inquiry to assess community college performance. (Research Report). Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

Bensimon, E. M. (2005). Equality as a fact, equality as a result: A matter of institutional accountability. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

USC California Policy Institute. (2005). Measuring Equity in Higher Education: An accountability framework for California college and universities. Research Update: Education. Los Angeles, CA.

Miscellaneous Publications

2009

Bensimon, E. M. (2009, January). Accountability for Equitable Outcomes in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

2008

Malcom, L. E. (2008). Multiple Pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor’s degree holders. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Dowd, A. C., Bensimon, E. M., Watford, T., & Malcolm, L. E. (2008). Does “2+2” still equal four? Examining the “new math” of transfer access from community colleges to the baccalaureate. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, FL.

2005

Bauman, G. L., Bustillos, L. T., & Bensimon, E. M. (2005). Achieving equitable educational outcomes with all students: The institution’s roles and responsibilities. Association of American Colleges and Universities.

2004

Dowd, A. C., & Ventimiglia, L. (2004, November). A cost analysis of college-readiness remediation under high stakes testing. Paper presented at the North Eastern Association for Institutional Research, Portsmouth, NH.