Diversity Equity & Inclusive Excellence

Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population.  AAC&U understands diversity and equity as fundamental goals of higher education and as resources for learning that are valuable for all students, vital to democracy and a democratic workforce and to the global position and wellbeing of the United States. AAC&U's commitment to make excellence inclusive—to bring the benefits of liberal education to all students—is rooted deeply in commitment to a diverse, informed, and civically active society. 

Campus Models and Case Studies

A Roadmap for Student Success at Manchester Community College

A Roadmap for Student Success at Manchester Community College

Hiring new faculty members is hard enough in a time of fiscal austerity, but getting the funds to hire more student support personnel can be even harder. “Our support staff is way out of proportion... Read More
GPS holds several resource fairs througohut the year where student parents can learn about summer camps, day care, and other services—many of which are free or low cost.

Strategies for Student-Parent Success at the University of Alabama

Walking around the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, one could get the impression that the institution serves only “traditional” students—young, single, and childless. There are few... Read More
The Young Women Leaders Program at the University of Virginia trains college women to mentor middle school girls, providing educational and leadership opportunities for both mentors and mentees

Competent, Connected, and Autonomous: Educating and Mentoring Young Women Leaders at the University of Virginia

When faculty at the University of Virginia (UVA) Women’s Center were brainstorming new ideas for programs to help university women, Edith “Winx” Lawrence had an idea that would take their efforts... Read More
One outcome of the STEM Interdisciplinary Initiative is a greater emphasis on applied learning opportunities, including undergraduate research and community-based learning.

Morgan State University: Overcoming the Barriers to Interdisciplinary STEM Learning

Faculty from many of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at Morgan State University have been steadily moving toward greater interdepartmental collaboration over... Read More
Mt. San Antonio College

Liberal Learning for Transfer and Beyond: The Honors Program at Mt. San Antonio College

With nearly 60,000 students, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) is one of the largest community colleges in California. The institution has to serve a diverse range of student needs, including... Read More
1
2
3
4
5