Earlier this week, our ASPPH Presents Webinar, SCOTUS Decision on Race and Admissions: Implications for Academic Public Health and What’s Next, delved into the recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision on race in admissions and its implications for the Academic Public Health sector. If you missed the webinar, the recording is now available.
- Monique Dixon, JD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, outlined the Department of Education’s stance on admissions diversity. She also elaborated on the latest guidance from the Department of Education and resources available for universities.
- Peter McDonough, JD, Vice President and General Counsel, the American Council on Education (ACE), provided a comprehensive overview of the SCOTUS decision and its broader implications for higher education, along with potential future trajectories for universities and their stakeholders.
- F. DuBois Bowman, PhD, Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health, drew from his own experience and shed light on the University of Michigan’s approach to state law banning affirmative action, exploring both opportunities and challenges specific to the School of Public Health.
- Johnston King, MAEd, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, ASPPH, offered insights from the SOPHAS (centralized application service for public health) perspective. He updated attendees on ASPPH’s initiatives concerning holistic admissions and forecasted the next steps for ASPPH members in light of the SCOTUS decision.
In addition to the in-depth discussions by our distinguished panelists, the webinar also touched upon resources from the Departments of Education and Justice. The overarching theme aimed to equip ASPPH members with knowledge and tools to navigate this new phase in admissions.