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December 22, 2023

​ACE and University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education have developed a suite of research and resources, concluding with a convening, aimed at helping leaders across campuses address diversity and equity challenges—making equity everyone’s work.

This collective, inclusive approach to leadership known as shared equity leadership (SEL) is a process in which ownership of a campus’s equity goals are more collaborative rather than relegated or siloed in one office or leader’s portfolio.

Recognizing that research on the role of leadership in addressing these equity challenges has been insufficient, ACE and the Pullias Center produced six reports and a toolkit that helps describe the personal, collective, and institutional work needed to enact the SEL model and approach. Webinars and learning circles also contributed to building a community committed to equity work.

The reports in the On Shared Equity Leadership series are based on findings from a three-year multiple-case study of eight higher education institutions across the country. As part of the data collection efforts, researchers collected and reviewed thousands of pages of documents and interviewed over 100 leaders across the eight campuses.

The Sloan Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations each generously supported the multi-year SEL project.​

For more information see here.

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