Closing Achievement Gaps:

Nine Strategies for Delivering Equitable Student Outcomes

Higher education has the power to open minds to knowledge and doors to opportunity. But often, despite its best efforts, disparities deeply rooted in our systems and culture continue as barriers to student achievement. We need to take a closer look at our classrooms, programs, and services to ensure we’re not inadvertently reinforcing bias or perpetuating inequities in student success.

It’s not always obvious where or how to begin the critical work to address disparities. That’s why we created this playbook: to give you a starting point and a framework for taking tangible, practical steps that deliver more equitable student outcomes.

Based on work within the Civitas Learning partner community, we’ve outlined key evidence-based practices, considerations, and strategies to help achieve equitable outcomes for all students.