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Melguizo, Tatiana; Ngo, Federick; Ching, Cheryl; Swanson, Elise; Harrington, Deborah L.; Yücel, Elif – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2022
The Pullias Center for Higher Education, as part of the USC-LACCD Research-Practice Partnership (RPP), is conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of Assembly Bill 705 (AB705) focused on how community college practitioners are implementing this landmark policy, which directs all 116 community colleges in the California Community College (CCC) system…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Holcombe, Elizabeth; Kezar, Adrianna; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Vigil, Darsella; Ueda, Natsumi – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2022
In this report, the second in the On Shared Equity Leadership series, we highlight four distinct ways to structure Shared Equity Leadership (SEL) that we observed from our participating institutions. We lay the groundwork for understanding these structures by first describing some of the more common or traditional ways that diversity leadership…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Leadership Styles, Higher Education, College Administration
Swanson, Elise; Bettencourt, Genia; Corwin, Zoë; Kezar, Adrianna; Sablan, Jenna; Ward, James – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This brief is intended as an evidence-based guide for policy analysts and decision makers to inform critical areas in the Higher Education Authorization Act related to racial justice. Our recommendations prioritize combating systemic racism in higher education with a particular focus on disrupting anti-Blackness, though several sections focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Social Justice
Harper, Jordan; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This practitioner guide introduces the leadership for liberation framework that includes cultural commitments, mindsets, and liberatory values and concepts. The values and concepts introduced in this guide originally emerged from a critique of the Social Change Model of Leadership and how it neglects to mention race, power, and oppression. The…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Social Change, Leadership
Melguizo, T.; Ching, C. D.; Ngo, F.; Harrington, D. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
Assembly Bill 705 (AB705) is one of the most ambitious reforms in California higher education to date, as it directs all community colleges in the state to maximize the number of students completing transfer-level math and English courses in one year's time. This report describes outcomes in the Los Angeles Community College District after Fall…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Educational Change, Community Colleges
Berry, Sharla – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
Black youth are less likely to enroll in college than youth of other races. The disparity in college access, and subsequently, in degree attainment, is due to many systemic and structural factors. Information gaps about how to research, prepare for, and finance a college degree also lead to racial disparities in college access. Technology,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Barriers, College Attendance, Access to Education
Huerta, Adrian H.; Romero-Morales, Maria; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Salazar, Maritza E.; Nguyen, Julie Vu – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
To understand the factors that contribute to men of color graduating from higher education institutions at lower rates than their same-aged peers, the authors conducted a literature review of 70 articles related to the experiences of men of color in higher education. The authors then used the Psychosociocultural (PSC) Framework to capture…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Males, Minority Group Students, College Students
Sam, Cecile H. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This report provides a broad overview of the history and recent controversies surrounding safe space, and explains the variation of how safe space is defined or enacted at campus, division, and classroom levels within institutions. This brief is designed to give policymakers a broader perspective on safe spaces and the different ways that people…
Descriptors: School Policy, Higher Education, School Safety, School Space
Culver, K. C.; Harper, Jordan; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
A customized guide about liberatory design thinking processes that have been tested within college settings to support changes that enhance equity in policies and practices within institutions. This research is based on case studies of several institutions, including focus group interviews with the campus design teams and an analysis of artifacts.…
Descriptors: Design, Program Design, Colleges, Universities
Culver, K. C.; Harper, Jordan; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This toolkit helps design teams engage in this process of implementing the "Design for Equity in Higher Education" model. For each phase of the model, this toolkit provides a short description and offers some questions and suggestions to guide practice. [For the companion report, "Design for Equity in Higher Education," see…
Descriptors: Design, Program Implementation, Equal Education, Higher Education
Rall, Raquel M. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This report provides research and practical advice on how boards of trustees can influence diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and policies. The report argues that boards must be strategically woven into the conversation in order to guide intentional changes to policies, practices, procedures, behaviors, and attitudes towards racial equity.
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Trustees, Diversity, Equal Education
Melguizo, Tatiana; Flores, Stella; Velasquez, David; Carroll, Tim – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
Most English Learners (ELs)care reclassified as English proficient well before graduating from high school based on meeting multiple district-identified proficiency standards, an important achievement on the path to college access, completion, and success in the labor market. Many former ELs also meet separate benchmarks indicating readiness for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Classification
Huerta, Adrian H.; Romero-Morales, Maria; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Nguyen, Julie Vu – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
The collegiate experiences of men of color--Black, Latino, multiracial, Native American, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander men--are influenced by a wide variety of factors that determine if and how they persist to reach college graduation. Subtle and overt acts of racism and microaggressions from peers and faculty often shape experiences in…
Descriptors: Males, Ethnic Groups, Racial Differences, Persistence
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth; Vigil, Darsella; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
In this publication, the first in the "On Shared Equity Leadership" series, we describe how broadly inclusive and collaborative approaches to leadership are necessary to achieve equitable outcomes. We term this approach "shared equity leadership" (SEL), in which equity becomes everyone's responsibility and multiple campus…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Instructional Leadership, Cooperation, Outcomes of Education
Melguizo, Tatiana; Martorell, Francisco; Swanson, Elise; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
In 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) began a longitudinal, mixed-methods evaluation of the Thompson Scholars Learning Communities (TSLC), a comprehensive college transition program that provides students with multiple, integrated types of support. The evaluation as a whole examined whether, how, and why TSLC, as implemented at the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Student School Relationship, College Students
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