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A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships

The document provides an update on the current state of Federal law related to non-discrimination regulations in the awarding of financial aid and scholarships in higher education. It provides key takeaways past Federal circuit court cases and offers a ‘Guide to Action’ for institutions to follow to review their mission-driven financial aid and scholarship awarding practices.

Unpacking Fisher II and its Possible Implications for Institutions

This webinar was designed to do a brief overview of key elements of the US Supreme Court's ruling in the Fisher v. UT Austin case.

Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

A review of research findings and policy implications for colleges and universities pursuing mission-driven diversity and inclusion goals. (March 2016)

The ADC Diversity Syllabus

A policy and legal “syllabus” for diversity programs at colleges and universities. (May 2015)

The Playbook

A guide to assist institutions of higher education in evaluating race- and ethnicity-neutral policies in support of the mission-related diversity goals. (October 2014)

Schuette v. BAMN: Case Analysis

Case analysis of the April 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision against the constitutional challenge to Michigan's voter ban on the otherwise lawful use of race, ethnicity, and gender by the state and its public entities in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigration Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). (April 2014)

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal's Second Ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas: Case Analysis

A case analysis following the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ second ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas on July 15, 2014. The decision upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admission policy. (July 2014)

Access and Diversity Project Brief

A brochure that describes the Access and Diversity Collaborative. (March 2013)

Access & Diversity Collaborative: 2009-10 Project Overview

An overview of the activities of the Access and Diversity Collaborative for 2009-10. (October 2009)

The Access & Diversity Collaborative 2.0: Constituents' Feedback

The Access & Diversity Collaborative 2.0 sponsors group has provided guidance on future planning and responses to the Fisher v. University of Texas case. (October 2013)

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