Covid-19 exposed the wide digital divide that exists in higher education. While colleges initially relied on Band-Aid fixes to bridge the gap, what can they do to create more long-term solutions that meet the needs of students in this next phase of hybrid classes and online learning?
For the next part of a continuing series, “The New Digital Campus,”The Chronicle will convene a panel of experts to discuss “The New Digital Equity.” Together we will examine how colleges can ensure that technology is a catalyst for education, not an obstacle. National experts and college leaders will answer questions such as:
- How can colleges promote equitable solutions for all students?
- What infrastructural improvements, tech initiatives, partnerships, and sustainable-funding sources are campus leaders embracing?
- What do students expect from colleges in terms of tech support?
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Helping Students Navigate the ‘Hidden Curriculum’UPCOMING: April 18, 2023 | 2 p.m. ET. Success in college goes beyond academic achievement. Join us to examine how institutions can help first-generation students understand the nuances of life outside the classroom. With Support From FAU. Register here.
Artificial Intelligence and Research EthicsUPCOMING: April 13, 2023 | 2 p.m. ET. What ethical risks are associated with artificial-intelligence research? Join us to hear from experts on how your institution can foresee those risks and develop strategies to navigate them. With Support From UF. Register here.
Trends in College Students’ Mental HealthON DEMAND: An alarming number of students struggle with mental-health challenges like depression and anxiety. The pandemic has exacerbated the crisis. Join a forum on trends in mental-health care and what can be done to help students. With Support From TimelyMD. Watch on demand.
Burned Out: How to Support the FacultyON DEMAND; Two years into the pandemic, faculties are desperate for relief. Teaching is harder than ever, students are disengaged, many face mental-health struggles, and crises keep coming. How can colleges better support faculty members amid those challenges? With Support From O’Donnell. Watch on demand.
Tech Tools to Engage a Campus in Sustainability GoalsON DEMAND: Colleges want to engage students in campus efforts to support sustainability and energy efficiency. Join this virtual forum, where experts will discuss how colleges can use apps and other tools to build such interest. With Support From HP. Watch on demand.
Strategies to Prevent Student Sexual ViolenceON DEMAND: Incidents of student sexual violence are expected to rise this fall as campuses more fully reopen. A panel of experts discusses prevention measures colleges can take now in this virtual forum. With Support From rees. Watch on demand.
Covid-19 - What Still Lies Ahead for UniversitiesON DEMAND: Covid-19 has forced colleges of all sizes to continually adapt their response, but that depends greatly on a university’s location and size. Large universities have faced some of the biggest challenges, grappling with tight student housing, along with changing testing protocols and quarantine requirements. This virtual forum examines the lessons health officers and administrators have learned over the past two years and how they are rethinking their strategies for the future. With Support From Color. Watch on demand.
Changing Campus Covid ProtocolsON DEMAND: As the coronavirus continues to mutate, college campuses are revisiting their existing Covid protocols. What do campus health officials foresee for the remainder of the year in the wake of the winter’s Omicron surge? They will share their insights at a virtual forum, “Changing Campus Covid Protocols.” With Support From Quest Diagnostics. Watch on demand.