Institutional EqS Websites and Reports

First Cohort
EqS initiated in 2005

Second Cohort
EqS initiated in 2008

Third Cohort
EqS initiated in 2010

Why Equity Matters: Implications for a Democracy  Diversity Scorecard Project, University of Southern California Center for Urban Education (732 kb pdf)

The Diversity Scorecard: A Learning Approach to Institutional Change by Estela Mara Bensimon, Change magazine (January/February 2004), pp. 44-52 (649 kb pdf)

CONVERGENCE: Trends Threatening to Narrow College Opportunity in America by Lara K. Couturier, Alisa F. Cunningham. A policy paper from The Institute for Higher Education Policy

Doing Research that Makes a Difference by Estela Mara Bensimon, Donald E. Polkinghorn, Georgia L. Bauman, & Edlyn Vallejo, The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 75, No. 1 (January/February 2004) (82 kb pdf)

Measuring the State of Equity in Public Higher Education by Estela Mara Bensimon, Lan Hao, & Laticia Tomas Bustillos. Paper presented at the Harvard Civil Rights and UC Conference on Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education: California and the Nation, Sacramento, CA (October 2003) (121 kb pdf)

Closing the Achievement Gap in Higher Education: An Organizational Learning Perspective by Estela Mara Bensimon, New Directions for Higher Education, No. 131 (Fall 2005) (67 kb pdf)

Promoting Organizational Learning in Higher Education to Achieve Equity in Educational Outcomes by Georgia L. Bauman, New Directions for Higher Education, No. 131 (Fall 2005) (66 kb pdf)

As America Becomes More Diverse: The Impact of State Higher Education Inequality by Patrick J. Kelly of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) (November 2005) (1,480 kb pdf)

A series of three papers commissioned as part of the Making Excellence Inclusive initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U):

The Accountability Side of Diversity by Estela Mara Bensimon, Donald Polkinghorne, and Georgia Bauman (24 kb pdf)

Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: Determinants of Transfer and Degree Completion by Alberto F. Cabrera, Kurt R. Burkum, and Steven M. La Nasa (636 kb pdf)

Measuring Equity in Higher Education: An Accountability Framework for California Colleges and Universities USC Research Update: Education (August 24, 2005: Number 2) (2,288 kb pdf)

Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students from The Education Trust (November 2005) (1,246 kb pdf)

Diversity, College Costs, and Postsecondary Opportunity: An Examination of the Financial Nexus between College Choice and Persistence for African Americans and Whites by Edward P. St. John, Michael B. Paulsen, and Deborah Faye Carter, The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 76, No. 5 (September/October 2005) (97 kb pdf)

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Diversity Scorecard: A Report  A joint project with the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California. (February 4, 2003) (257 kb pdf)

Closing the Gap: Moving From Rhetoric To Reality In Opening Doors To Higher Education for African-American Students  A Report by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (June 23, 2005) (419 kb pdf)

On the path to College: Three Critical Tasks Facing America’s Disadvantaged by Alberto F. Cabrera and Steven M. La Nasa (May 15, 2000) (224 kb pdf)

Cracks in the Education Pipeline: A Business Leader’s Guide to Higher Education Reform from the Committee for Economic Development (May 2005) (1,054 kb pdf)

Data Don’t Drive: Building a Practitioner-Driven Culture of Inquiry to Assess Community College Performance by Alicia C. Dowd (December 2005) A Lumina Foundation for Education Research Report (3,504 kb pdf)

Left Behind: Unequal Opportunity in Higher Education by Richard D. Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation, 3/19/2004 (1,145 kb pdf)

Questions That Matter: Setting the Research Agenda on Access and Success in Postsecondary Education  Report of the Social Science Research Council Project "Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice," with support from Lumina Foundation for Education (2,560 kb pdf)

"Unknown" Students on College Campuses: An Exploratory Analysis by Daryl G. Smith, José Moreno, Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, Sharon Parker and Daniel Hiroyuki Teraguchi. A research brief from The James Irvine Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation Project. (December 2005) (257 kb pdf)