American Council on Education's Affirmative Action Initiative
The American Council on Education has developed a multifaceted initiative on affirmative action to ensure the continuation of sound practices and to help colleges and universities interpret proposed legislation and comply with court decisions. The ACE Board of Directors supports affirmative action as an effective tool for achieving diversity on college and university campuses.
Recent activities of the initiative have included:
To learn more about the initiative or to obtain current information and publications, visit ACE's home page on the World Wide Web at
The home page also contains the most recent version of Making the Case for Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
Electronic resources for diversity
Diversity Digest is part of a family of complementary projects called Diversity Works, supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and designed to create new pathways for diversity collaboration and connection. Through this project, you and your colleagues will be able to obtain information about diversity efforts in higher education from across the country through various electronic means. You will be able to find information on diversity efforts--including everything from syllabi to curricular models to exemplary mission statements--by visiting the DiversityWeb homepage at http://www.diversityweb.org
You can also access a tremendous amount of information on various diversity initiatives across the country via diversity connections--an electronic directory and relational database that presently provides the most comprehensive mapping of U.S. campus diversity efforts available. Visit diversity connections at http://www.inform.umd.edu/connections/
Finally, look for future information in Diversity Digest about hooking up electronically with colleagues across the country working on such issues as Institutional Leadership and Commitment, Faculty Involvement, Student Experience, Curriculum Transformation, Campus-Community Connections, and the latest Diversity Research.