Much of the focus on underrepresented students in higher education has been on access and completion. But now, amid America’s racial reckoning in the country, the conversation about inequities in higher education and society more broadly must evolve into one that is about much more than enrollment numbers. The new student success metric requires universities to help students understand the pathways to rewarding careers—and then connect them to the skills, opportunities, and employers as undergraduates and lifelong learners. In this webcast, two panels of higher education leaders and workforce experts will discuss how colleges and universities can better serve as engines of mobility and equity for their students.
During this webinar, our panels will examine:
-How Black and Hispanic students are disproportionately concentrated in majors with lower earnings, and the ways that contributes to their higher likelihood of being underemployed after graduation.
-Why assisting students in securing internships can lead to them securing BA-required jobs after graduation.
-What specific strategies and tools can institutional leaders use to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging central to the student experience.
-Chris Howard, president, Robert Morris University
-Matt Sigelman, president, Burning Glass Institute and Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Wiener Center
-Yvette Burton, behavioral scientist, business advisor, and workforce strategist
-Branden Grimmett, associate provost, Loyola Marymount University
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