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Publications, Videos and Web Tutorials

 NACUANOTE: Scholarshp Restrictions by Donna Snyder and Maya Kobersky, April 20, 2017  

Joint Dear Colleague Letter from DOJ and the Dept. of Education on the Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, issued Sept. 27, 2013. Also issued was a Q and A on the topic. Both documents affirm IHEs continue to "have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs". The Q and A note the 2011 Dept. of Education/DOJ 2011 Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Postsecondary Education is still valid. There will also be a video posted of the presentation made by the Department of Justice along with release of the documents. Those who attended stated it is worth watching.

NACUANOTE: Fostering Diversity  in the Campus Counsel's Office

AAMC Roadmap To Diversity: Integrating Holistic Review Practices Into Medical School Admission Processes April 2010 

Handbook for Diversity and the Law: 225 page handbook published by the Association for the Advancement of Science, along with AAU. Titled Navigating a Complex Landscapre to Foster Greater Faculty and Student Diversity in Higher Education: The law Governing Effective Faculty and Student Body Diversity Programs in STEM and Related Disciplines...and Its Implications for Institutional Policy.AAAS and AAU have engaged on this issue in an effort to influence policy and practice regarding our nation's critical need for greater access by racial minorities and women to educational opportunities and academic careers in STEM fields. 

Roadmap to Diversity: Key Legal and Educational Policy Foundations for Medical Schools: AAMC document authored by Arthur Coleman, Scott Palmer, Steve Winnick, Holland and Knight, LLP. March 2008.

Echoes of Bakke: A Fractured Supreme Court Invalidates Two Race-Conscious K-12 Student Assignment Plans but Affirms the Compelling Interest in the Educational Benefits of Diversity: Prepared by Holland and Knight in conjunction with the College Board's Access and Diversity Initiative. 

Admissions and Diversity After Michigan: The Next Generation of Legal and Policy Issues, published by the College Board, authored by Arthur L. Coleman and Scott R. Palmer, Holland & Knight LLP. Per one of the authors, Art Coleman, this manual will serve two purposes: to explain what can and cannot be done, post Grutter and Gratz, and to identify second generation issues the courts have not yet taken up. 

Federal Law and Recruitment, Outreach and Retention: A Framework for Evaluating Diversity-Related Programs published by the College Board, authored by Arthur L. Coleman, Scott R. Palmer, and Femi Richards from Holland & Knight LLP. See also the College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative. Print copies may be ordered from the College Board

Federal Law and Financial Aid: A Framework for Evaluating Diversity-Related Programs. By Arthur L. Coleman, Scott R. Palmer, and Femi Richards from Holland & Knight LLP. This is an excellent publication that can be ordered from the College Board for $15.00 or for $5 a copy when 50 or more copies are ordered. The guide is a practical framework to help colleges and universities develop and evaluate diversity-related financial aid and scholarship policies and practices in ways that are both educationally and legally sound.  

NACUA Alert on US. Supreme Court Decisions in University of Michigan Admissions Cases 

NACUA Notes on Race-Conscious Financial Aid after the University of Michigan Decision 

NACUANOTES Vol. 11, No. 13 - Fisher v. University of Texas: Keeping the "Strict" in "Strict Scrutiny"

updated 7/24/13 CCR