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Closing the Equity Gap in Student Success

Long before the pandemic, colleges placed increased focus on closing the equity gap in student success. Yet the Covid crisis — and with it the pivot to online learning — laid bare the inequities that persisted. As the financial, scheduling, advising, administrative, and pedagogical obstacles became abundantly clear, the need to provide greater support to students from minority groups, low-income households, and first-generation backgrounds grew even more urgent.

What are colleges doing now? In a coming virtual forum, “Closing the Equity Gap in Student Success,” we will examine how colleges are doubling down on best practices to help students reach their goals, including such issues as:

  • How are colleges revisiting their existing best practices?
  • What lessons have college administrators and faculty members learned as a result of the pandemic?
  • How has the pandemic shaped colleges’ approach to student success now, and how might it change in the future?

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