Although the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case of Fisher v.
University of Texas to a lower court for further review, the justices
laid out a new, tougher, set of rules for using race that require
universities first to examine "race-neutral alternatives." Whether
affirmative action policies are outlawed or upheld by the Court, we as
study abroad professionals can also ask the question, "Does affirmative
action matter to study abroad, and if it does what will we do if the
policies toward affirmative action change?" Webinar Goals
This presentation aims to:
Who Should Attend
- Provide a brief history of affirmative action in American higher
- Explore a short history of diversity efforts in study abroad.
- Discuss the impact of these policies on study abroad.
International education professionals, advisors, and other education professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.INSTRUCTOR
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Eddie is an advanced doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the origins, development and spread of study abroad programs within American higher education and in relation to U.S. federal policies in the 20th century. Before returning to graduate school, he worked on web development, community outreach, study abroad advising and faculty-led study abroad program development at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, he co-founded UT’s first student mentor program aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students studying abroad. He served as an advisory board member for Diversity Abroad from 2006 to 2008.REGISTRATION
Registration for this webinar is free to members and non-members. Follow this link