In June, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Some suggested the Court’s action might signal the Court’s intention to narrow colleges’ and universities’ ability to consider race in admissions decisions. In July, The American Council on Education released, “Race, Class and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape,” a report designed to help institutions of higher education gain a broader understanding of how they can respond to the changing legal landscape when undertaking efforts to diversify their student populations.
As a follow-up to the release of the report, three experts will discuss:
- The current legal landscape.
- Distinguishing race-conscious and neutral standards and identifying those that aren't what they appear to be.
- What the report tells us.
- Practical strategies colleges and universities can or should use to meet their diversity goals regardless of the current or future legal restrictions we face.
Please join our three expert panelists to discuss how the cases, the results of the survey and the results from the field provide a roadmap that any institution can use to help it achieve its diversity goals in an effective and defensible way.