The University Innovation Alliance introduces its "College-to-Career Playbook," created from the findings of a three-year study that examines how institutions can better prepare low-income and first-generation students for successful transition to the workforce upon graduation.
The University Innovation Alliance speaks with Dr. Tim Renick of the National Institute for Student Success about how colleges can enhance their advising infrastructure with data and technology to level the playing field for all students who seek to graduate.
The University Innovation Alliance reviews some of its 2021 accomplishments. This blog focuses on the Black Student Success Initiative, the Doctoral Research Fellows Program, and collaborations with the Gates Foundation's Frontier Set and the We All Count project for equity in data science.
Joseph Castro, Chancellor of the California State University System, discusses listening to the people who depend on his leadership, the do's and don'ts of decision-making during a crisis, and the need to stay focused on ongoing issues outside of the crisis.
TJ Stewart, Assistant Professor of Student Affairs & Higher Education at Iowa State University, discusses unrecognized student groups in need of equitable treatment, the myths and realities of critical race theory, and faculty and staff activism in the interest of social justice.
Alexander Cartwright, University of Central Florida President, discusses receiving an enormous philanthropic gift, partnering with community colleges, and new leadership lessons learned during the pandemic.
Dr. Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, describes how UIA's member schools met and surpassed their goal to graduate 68,000 first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income backgrounds... four years ahead of schedule.
Dr. Mark Becker, Georgia State University President, discusses the importance of emergency planning in the COVID-19 pandemic and how the George Floyd protests are spotlighting G.S.U.'s central mission of educational equity.
Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President of Georgia Tech, developed and tested a new strategic plan during the COVID-19 pandemic while focusing on the institute's values, including equity in higher ed via the national conversation around George Floyd's death.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a movement in higher education to do a better job supporting student success and graduating students across the socioeconomic spectrum - particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color. Here at the UIA we’ve been leading that effort, but change is difficult, especially at large institutions. So, along the way, we’ve picked up an array of insights about what makes change possible in the higher ed environment.