The Boyer 2030 Commission has published a report for advancing equity, student success, and excellence in undergraduate education at U.S. research universities to address persistent equity gaps in undergrad educational outcomes.
The commission of more than 10 is made up higher education, philanthropic, and business leaders and brought together by the Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU).
The report, “The Equity/Excellence Imperative: A 2030 Blueprint for Undergraduate Education at U.S. Research Universities,” provides recommendations for a multi-faceted approach to improve equity and excellence. It touches on matters including college access and affordability; holistic advising; mental health and wellbeing; and faculty rewards.
“The college-going population has changed dramatically since the original Boyer report was issued in 1998, reflecting critical gains in college access,” said Peter McPherson, co-chair of the Boyer 2030 Commission and president emeritus of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). “But we know institutions have to adapt to better meet a diverse set of needs for these students. Fortunately, we have a growing body of evidence around data-informed approaches to improving equity and excellence in American higher education. Research universities are eager for solutions that advance equity and excellence. We hope today’s report will not just give them additional tools to advance this work, but will also underscore the urgency of transformational change needed to better deliver on our mission.”