In the June 2016 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court upheld colleges’ and universities’ ability to consider race in admissions decisions. However, recent federal developments, including lawsuits against public and private institutions, investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the rescission of past guidance by the DOJ and the Department of Education, signal continued heightened scrutiny of such practices.
In this two-hour webinar, three experienced panelists will review recent legal developments as a backdrop to their overview of core federal legal principles and in-depth discussion of a policy-framed, action-oriented, adaptable blueprint for creating and evaluating legally defensible enrollment practices that support diversity goals.
Topics will include:
- A review of current legal landscape and recent developments.
- Key issues that should be central to diversity-related policy conversations.
- Practical strategies and a framework that colleges and universities can use to satisfy their diversity goals.
- Special considerations, including financial aid and scholarships and graduate and professional schools
Who Should Attend
This program will be of interest to college and university counsel who advise institutions on issues related to admissions, enrollment and retention. Others who may benefit from the program include staff from admissions/enrollment management offices, diversity/equal opportunity/inclusion offices, student affairs and others who are involved in student recruitment and retention whether for undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs. After reviewing the program schedule, members may wish to invite administrators on their campus with responsibilities in these or related areas to join them for the program.