Top HBCUs team up with research universities to promote equity

From Times Higher Education: “Leading historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are banding together with the help of the US’ top association of research institutions in a major new push to overcome systemic race-based barriers to their growth. About a dozen HBCUs are forming research-oriented partnerships with individual members of the Association of American Universities, and using the AAU’s expertise to build their own coalition of higher-performing HBCUs. … HBCUs have long suffered from extremely low rates of public and private investment, noted Stephen Katsinas, professor of higher education and political science at the University of Alabama. Even now, he said, the highest-performing HBCUs are all in the lower ranks of the 133 institutions that the Carnegie Classification defines as R2 level.”

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