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What It Takes to Be a Student-Centered Institution Now

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, students’ progress in college is more uncertain than ever — but also more important. Whether serving students in person, remotely, or a mix of both, how can institutions adapt their strategies to maintain or even raise retention rates and close equity gaps?

In these challenging times, college leaders need to make good on their promises to create student-centered institutions. To examine what it takes to achieve that now, The Chronicle will gather a panel of experts and leading practitioners.

Our panel will explore key questions like:

  • What are colleges doing to see the educational experience through the eyes of students?
  • How are colleges collecting feedback from students and holistically supporting their needs?
  • How are leaders reevaluating fixtures like the academic calendar and curriculum?

The panel, hosted by Sara Lipka, an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle and an author of the report “The Truth About Student Success: Myths, Realities, and 30 Practices That Are Working,” will include:

  • Allison Calhoun-Brown, vice president for student engagement and programs at Georgia State University
  • Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College
  • Sukhwant Jhaj, vice provost for academic innovation and student achievement at Arizona State University
  • Ajay Nair, president of Arcadia University

With Support from Ascendium.


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