From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (Hardcover)

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A practical guide for achieving equitable outcomes

From Equity Talk to Equity Walk offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. Drawing from campus-based research projects sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California, this invaluable resource provides real-world steps that reinforce primary elements for examining equity in student achievement, while challenging educators to specifically focus on racial equity as a critical lens for institutional and systemic change.

Colleges and universities have placed greater emphasis on education equity in recent years. Acknowledging the changing realities and increasing demands placed on contemporary postsecondary education, this book meets educators where they are and offers an effective design framework for what it means to move beyond equity being a buzzword in higher education. Central concepts and key points are illustrated through campus examples. This indispensable guide presents academic administrators and staff with advice on building an equity-minded campus culture, aligning strategic priorities and institutional missions to advance equity, understanding equity-minded data analysis, developing campus strategies for making excellence inclusive, and moving from a first-generation equity educator to an equity-minded practitioner.

From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: A Guide for Campus-Based Leadership and Practice is a vital wealth of information for college and university presidents and provosts, academic and student affairs professionals, faculty, and practitioners who seek to dismantle institutional barriers that stand in the way of achieving equity, specifically racial equity to achieve equitable outcomes in higher education.

About the Author


TIA BROWN MCNAIR is Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at AAC&U. McNair directs several national initiatives on equity and student success and leads AAC&U's Summer Institutes on TRHT Campus Centers and High-Impact Practices and Student Success. ESTELA MARA BENSIMON is Dean's Professor in Educational Equity at the USC Rossier School of Education. She is founder and Director of the Center for Urban Education and is the creator of the Equity Scorecard. LINDSEY MALCOM-PIQUEUX leads the Office of Institutional Research at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and is a Senior Scholar Affiliate of the Center for Urban Education. Her scholarly research focuses on understanding the institutional conditions that advance racial and gender equity in STEM fields.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781119237914
ISBN-10: 1119237912
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English