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Free presentation focuses institutional attention on equity


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  • Arizona State University

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many compensatory and diversity programs are in place in just about every type of college and university.

Yet, inequality in educational outcomes among marginalized racial and ethnic groups is evident in just about every indicator of educational success — from graduation rates to who earns a degree in STEM.

Dr. Estela Bensimon, professor of higher education and co-director of the Center for Urban Education at University of Southern California’s Rossier School, will address inequity as an institutional learning problem, rather than a problem of student performance during a free presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.

Dr. Bensimon will discuss the use of action research methods to engage higher education practitioners and leaders in a systematic process of interrogating routine practices and structures through the lens of equity.

Dr. Bensimon applies her knowledge on organizational learning, leadership, and equity on the ground, at colleges and universities in several states. With a singular focus on increasing equity in higher education outcomes for students of color, she developed the Equity Scorecard—a process for using inquiry to drive changes in institutional practice and culture.

Since its founding, CUE has worked with thousands of college professionals—from presidents to faculty to academic counselors, helping them take steps in their daily work to reverse the impact of the historical and structural disadvantages that prevent many students of color from excelling in higher education.

This free lecture for students, educators and community members.

RSVP at https://bensimon.eventbrite.com/

Date and time:1-2 p.m. on April 24, 2014Visitor parking available in lots 13, 18, Apache Boulevard and Rural Parking structures. Parking rates apply. Location:ASU’s Tempe Campus, Computer Commons120Video streaming available at:ASU West Campus FAB N302