Join Janet Lillie, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Community Relations, Michigan State University and ITGA Board member; and Joelle Brown, Assistant Director, Global Community Engagement, University of Iowa, for this webinar.
ITGA’s 2020 Data Digest focused on the intersections of COVID-19 and town-gown relations. To explore these intersections, ITGA hosted a first set of focus groups in May 2020 and a second set of focus groups in September 2020. Participants were ITGA members who reflected a diverse array of higher education institutions and communities. This webinar will explore data and key learnings from the September 2020 focus groups with topics including pandemic-related policy enforcement, economic development, and spring semester planning. Additionally, this webinar will also be a time for discussion and idea sharing as ITGA reflects together on some of the toughest challenges COVID-19 has brought to town-gown communities.