August 2020 Transforming and Improving STEM Education for Minoritized Students
STEM educators can strengthen instruction by understanding and incorporating pedagogical practices that confront systemic inequalities creating disparities in STEM education for minoritized communities. Barriers that have long prevented Black and Latinx communities from engaging fully with STEM in higher education have to be broken down and reimagined.
Authored by RISE Scholars Vincent Basile and Daniel Birmingham, and Higher Education Leadership doctoral student Douglas H. Lee.
July 2020 Improving Trans Lives on Campus
Postsecondary institutions can show that trans people are not only accepted, but understood for their complexity and resistance to oppression. This policy brief highlights research to examine how institutions can address the gender binary in traditional institutional practices, highlight trickle-up policy that centers trans folx, and reimagine inclusive high-impact practices.
Authored by Higher Education Leadership doctoral students Bri Sérráno and Douglas H. Lee, and RISE Scholars Kari Dockendorff and D-L Stewart.
June 2020 How Colleges and Universities Can Support DACA and Undocumented Students
The fight for immigrant rights is far from over and now is the time for colleges and universities to show a renewed commitment and support for undocumented and DACA students. This policy brief highlights research to spotlight strategic actions higher education can take to show undocumented students that colleges and universities will support their education and well-being. These practices include building holistic institutional support, improving campus climate, and eliminating the exploitation of undocumented and DACA students.
Authored RISE Scholar Susana Muñoz and Higher Education Leadership doctoral student Douglas H. Lee.
May 2020 Eliminating Standardized Testing to Increase Access: Southeast Asian Americans and the University of California System
The University of California system is currently debating whether to remove consideration of SAT scores in the undergraduate admissions process. There is an assumption that dropping the SAT requirement would increase college access, particularly for underrepresented minority students. This report looks back at the last time the UC system dropped a test score requirement and how it helped increase access to its campuses, especially for Southeast Asian Americans.
Authored by Higher Education Leadership doctoral student Douglas H. Lee.