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.
Fresh From the UIA (Inclusion)
Bryan Brayboy, President's Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University, discusses indigenous students' challenges in higher ed, efforts and missteps of institutions addressing Native populations' needs, and the deep history of rights and responsibilities in U.S. democracy.
Harold L. Martin, Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University, discusses the benefits of the University Innovation Alliance, how his institution might best use increased federal funds, and the power of organizational stability in times of change.
Dr. Gabrielle Starr, President of Pomona College, talks about setting practical expectations, collaboration between institutions, the realities of leadership, and the power of art and human connection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Kristen Renn, Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean at Michigan State University, describes how remote learning has challenged LGBTQ students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how campuses can build a more inclusive climate when students return.
Dr. Ruth Watkins, President of the University of Utah, discusses the responsibilities of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic: maintaining her university's mission of service and research while addressing the needs and comfort level of faculty, staff, and students.