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Fresh From the UIA (Equity)

2021: How Universities Collaborated for Student Success
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.
5 Ideas to Implement in the New Year
The University Innovation Alliance invites higher ed leaders to start the New Year with a review of relevant research from our Scholarship to Practice podcast and blog posts. Learn about new ideas and emerging trends to improve student success and support equity at your institution.
Joseph Castro, The Innovating Together Podcast
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, The Innovating Together Podcast
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, The Innovating Together Podcast
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.
Mark Becker, The Innovating Together Podcast
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.
Angel Cabrera, The Innovating Together Podcast
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.
Change Management

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.

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