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Webinar

The CUE Equity Model: A System Wide Process of Tracking Race-Based Inequities and Increasing Institutional Accountability in Post-Secondary Education

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

The Sullivan Alliance | Joint Center Health Policy Institute

Presently, only 4% of California’s Latino and 3% of African American high-school graduates have the grades and test scores to qualify for admission into the University of California as compared with 13% white and 30% Asian high-school graduates. These disparities in a state in which Latinos and African Americans alone comprise more than 43% of the population have dire implications with regard to the adequacy of its workforce, health, economy, homeland security and other vital functions. Most systems of higher education have elaborate diversity plans, but lack indicators of accountability and benchmarking goals to address ethnic and racial inequities in student outcomes.
The CUE Equity Model developed by the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California is unique in teaching practitioners who typically do not think of themselves as data people to use numerical and qualitative data to define problems and contextualize racial gaps in actionable ways.  The Equity Model is also different in that racial achievements gaps are framed as a problem of inadequate institutional practices and policies rather than solely as a problem of student academic deficiencies. The model consists of practical tools for fine-grained data analysis, such as the Equity Scorecard and the Benchmarking Equity in Student Success Tool (BESST) and qualitative assessment of curriculum and programs. CUE’s award-winning, multi disciplinary approach and tools are helping educational institutions across the country move from a focus of diversity alone to accountability for equitable educational outcomes.

Please join us for an informative webinar on the CUE Equity Model. This free, 90-minute webinar funded by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation would benefit campus practitioners including presidents, faculty members, counselors, deans and directors.  In addition to an introduction to the CUE Equity Model, the webinar will present results from a survey disseminated to more than 100 community colleges in California. This helpful presentation is the result of collaborations between the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions within the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, USC’s Center for Urban Education in the Rossier School of Education and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

For more information, please contact Ilana Mittman at imittman@jointcenter.org or (202) 789-3553.

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    Presenters

    Elsa Macias, Ph.D.
    Center for Urban Education
    Rossier School of Education
    University of Southern California

    Elsa Macias, Ph.DDr. Macias is the Director of Professional Development at the Center for Urban Education (CUE) in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She consults with senior leadership at community colleges and 4-year institutions to assist them in assessing and setting goals for improving their institutional effectiveness. Her professional interests include academic leadership and organizational change in urban colleges and universities, minority access to higher education, and education technology policy.

    Dr. Macias has spoken extensively on education issues at national conferences, as well as briefing elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels. She has served in an advisory capacity to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and The Children’s Partnership, and her research has been funded by such noteworthy organizations as the National Science Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Her background is in Biochemistry and science policy. Dr. Macias is a member of the Social Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

    Ilana S Mittman, PhD, MS
    Director, Health Policy Research
    The Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions

    Illana S Mittman, PhD, MSDr. Mittman is the Director of Health Policy Research for the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions.  In that role, Dr. Mittman conducts and informs research on barriers to accessing health careers, guides evaluation of existing Sullivan Alliance interventions, develops grant proposals and publications and participates in setting strategies to increase diversity in the nation’s health professions.

    Dr. Mittman is a former pre-doctoral fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Health Policy Research fellowship receiving her doctoral degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Dr. Mittman’s prior positions include a faculty appointment at the Howard University College of Medicine where she served as a Clinical Associate Professor, and Director of Workforce Diversity for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

    The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, MD
    Chair
    The Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions

    Dr. Sullivan is the Chair of the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions. Nationally respected for his work in medicine, public health, and health policy, he served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George H.W. Bush. Highly regarded for his leadership in health professions education for underrepresented minorities, Dr. Sullivan founded Morehouse School of Medicine and served as dean and president. From 2003 to 2004, he chaired the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce, which released the seminal report Missing in Action: Minorities in the Health Professions. Concurrently, he chaired the President’s Commission on Historically Black Colleges and Universities until 2009. Dr. Sullivan has also co-chaired the President’s Commission on HIV and AIDS and currently chairs the Board of Directors of the National Health Museum in Washington, D.C. He is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association. He is a former member of the Joint Committee on Health Policy of the Association of American Universities and the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities. He was the founding president of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools.

    Moderator

    Robin H. Carle
    Executive Director
    The Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions

    Robin H. CarleMs. Carle is charged with managing and enhancing the Alliance’s action outreach initiative to enlist health professionals, students, corporations, associations, business leaders, government officials, the academic community, and other nonprofit and community-based organizations to educate the public on the crucial need to increase diversity in the health professions.

    Ms. Carle is the former Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, having been elected to that position in the 104th and 105th Congresses (1995 – 1999). Immediately prior to joining the Alliance, she was a senior vice president at Fleishman Hilliard, one of the world’s largest public relations agencies working with clients in the areas of health policy and health technology. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carle served as chief of staff to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, the chair of the Alliance.


PRESENTATIONS

The following document is a Powerpoint (.pptx) version of the speakers’ presentations and is intended to be used for reference only.

Transforming America’s Health Professions: Achieving Equity in Pre-Collegiate Education for Students of Color
Sullivan Alliance | Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

SUPPORT

This presentation is the result of a collaboration between the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professions within the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, University of Southern California's Center for Urban Education in the Rossier School of Education, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). This effort was made possible with generous funding from the California Wellness Foundation.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Joint Center Health Policy Institute
University of Southern California's Center for Urban Education in the Rossier School of Education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

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