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Affirmative Action in Higher Education Teach-Out


​​With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ban of the use of race-based affirmative action in college admissions, higher education institutions across the United States are grappling with what this means for their campuses and communities, especially those that must now alter their current admissions practices to comply with the ruling. This nationwide ban on affirmative action in college admissions will likely have long-lasting effects on not only the diversity of U.S. college campuses, but the diversity of professions and economic mobility.

In this Teach-Out you’ll learn the historical context of affirmative action and the role it has had in college admissions, explore cases in states where affirmative action was already banned prior to the 2023 ruling, and discuss the need for colleges and community members to be a part of building equitable educational opportunities for everyone. This Teach-Out will feature contributors representing diverse disciplines and experiences in the broader higher education community.

This Teach-Out will answer:
- What is affirmative action and what is its relations to college admissions?
- How does this U.S. Supreme Court ruling influence college admissions across the country?
- In the absence of race-based admissions, how can higher education institutions promote diversity, equity, and inclusion on their campuses, and what challenges they may face in doing so?
- What are the potential socioeconomic ripple effects of this ruling?
- How can faculty, staff, students, and community members support equitable educational opportunities for all?

All contents of this Teach-Out are licensed as CC BY-SA with the exception of the course image.




1 week



U-M Credit Eligible



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