Updated on July 12, 2022

In Fall 2020, the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an alliance of high-graduation-rate colleges and universities committed to expanding access and opportunity for low- and middle-income students, established its newest community of practice (CoP) focusing on academic equity. The past year has laid bare long-standing inequities within our nation’s higher education system, which extend throughout the academic experience and beyond. Together, the 35 CoP members are committed to creating equitable academic communities—from admissions to pedagogical practices and postgraduate support—in which all students can feel a sense of belonging and thrive. 

The Academic Equity CoP builds on efforts led by senior leaders at Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, who co-hosted The Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience in June 2019, in collaboration with ATI. A second summer institute was held in June 2021.

In the spirit of promoting practice- and knowledge-sharing across institutional borders, we’re compiling resources and publications related to the CoP’s activities on this page. In the coming months, we will regularly update the links below with new materials and insights.


To find out more about ATI’s Academic Equity Community of Practice and the resources provided on this site, please contact Sunny Hong (Sunny.Hong@ithaka.org).