The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, during national gatherings of participants and member organizations, considers adoption of resolutions that align with principles and causes CFHE supports, or that help advance quality public higher education for students and faculty.

Resolution in Support of Ethnic Studies

The following resolution was adopted by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education during its Eighth National Gathering, held Jan. 16-18 in Los Angeles.

This resolution reaffirms Principle 2 of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education that “the value of a broad and diverse curriculum extends beyond economics. In the increasingly interconnected world of the 21st century, we will need more people who understand its history, who can think outside of narrow boundaries, and who have the tools to function in a culturally diverse environment. Our democracy needs a broadly educated citizenry.”

In this light, CFHE urges colleges and universities to vigorously support the growth and development of Ethnic Studies by providing adequate funding and resources.  Where campuses have failed to establish ethnic studies departments, CFHE calls for courses, programs or departments that offer students the opportunity to study the historical development and social significance of race and ethnicity in the United States, and to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in an increasingly diverse society. It is important that colleges and university be committed and responsive the communities we serve and the increasingly diverse population of the United States.