Chief Diversity Officer News Brief -
A Glance at Items of Interest to NADOHE Members
Supreme Court Appears Likely to Uphold Racial-Preference Bans
By Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 16, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared Tuesday to be leaning toward upholding state prohibitions on race-conscious admissions at public colleges as the justices heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging a ban passed by voters in Michigan. Read the full article by clicking here. The American Council on Education AMICUS Brief on Schuette v Coalition filed August 30, 2012, supported by NADOHE and 47 other organizations, can be found by clicking here.
Just the Stats: Higher Minority Participation in Community College Support Programs
By Olivia M. Blackmon, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, October 17, 2013

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports that "Community Colleges continue to evolve, and as they do they experience new struggles with accountability measures, the increase in student diversity and financial constraints. Despite these intensifying demands, community colleges continue to seek ways to bolster student retention and graduation rates. A Matter of Degrees: Engaging Practices, Engaging Students, a report released today from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) provides an in-depth analysis of what is working (and not) at community colleges. Read the full article by clicking here.
2014 NADOHE Annual Conference, March 10- 12, 2014, San Diego, CA
"The Chief Diversity Officer as Strategic Catalyst: Constructing New Horizons in Higher Education" - Call for Proposals Now Open!

The responsibilities of the 21st Century chief diversity officer are varied, complex and rooted in addressing historical inequalities within higher education and providing strategic diversity leadership. Strategies of the past opened the door for many and required colleges and universities to address the needs of a burgeoning diverse community. Now, new and more complex challenges lie ahead. Submit a proposal for the conference and register today!
Free Webinar Co-Sponsored by NADOHE and CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) - Register today!

The Transsexual Transition in the Workplace - 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm, November 14
If an employee approached you and said "I am a transsexual and plan to change my gender" would you know what to do? What steps should your university take before, during and after the transition? What resources are available? What are the legal issues? Can we use this opportunity to further increase awareness and inclusion on our campuses? Discuss these questions and more during this webinar.
NADOHE Member Benefit Update

Did you know that NADOHE membership includes a complimentary one year print and electronic subscription to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Insight Into Diversity?
Coming Soon in November:

NADOHE Awards Nominations
Be on the lookout for the NADOHE Inclusive Excellence Awards Call for Nominations which will be issued on November 1, 2013. Consider nominating yourself or a colleague. Recipients will be recognized during NADOHE's 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, on March 11, 2014.

NADOHE Board of Directors Nominations
Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on the NADOHE Board of Directors. The call will be issued mid-November, nominations will close in December, and then institutional members will have an opportunity to vote late December/early January. Those elected will be announced before the end of January and installed during NADOHE's 2014 Annual Conference, Membership Meeting, in San Diego, CA, on March 11, 2014.

2014 Dues Renewal Notices
Membership Dues Renewal notices will be sent electronically to all members the first week in November. New members joining in 2013 will have their dues pro-rated for the 2014 membership year.
Questions About Your NADOHE Membership? Contact NADOHE at 561-472-8479 or [email protected].

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