Facing Higher Education’s Future Series Continues with Access and Affordability
June 10, 2019, @ 12:07 PM
In order to commemorate 50 years of collaboration, LVAIC is hosting a year-long learning series regarding the future of higher education. The third event in this series took place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Muhlenberg College. The focus of this event was on Access and Affordability in Higher Education. Presenters for this event included:
- Martin Kurzweil, Director of the Educational Transformation Program at Ithaka S+R (Moderator)
- Cornell B. LeSane, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions, Allegheny College
- Robyn Piggott, Chief of Staff to the President at Franklin & Marshall College
- Carl J. Strikwerda, 14th president of Elizabethtown College
The highlight of this program is Access & Affordability: Flipping the Conversation. Exploring what it will take to attract, enroll, and graduate the students of tomorrow. Moving from asking “Are students ready for our campus?” to asking “Is our campus ready for students?”
Martin Kurzweil offered a keynote presentation on his work with the American Talent Initiative. This program seeks to substantially expand access and opportunity for talented, low- and moderate-income students at the nation’s colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates. Member institutions are enhancing their own efforts to recruit and support lower-income students, learn from each other, and contribute to research that will help other colleges and universities expand opportunity.
Kurzweil then facilitated a panel discussion with topic experts who all utilize the American Talent Initiative on their campuses as an accessibility tool. Individuals on this panel shared their experiences using this program, as well as challenges they face and advice for others interested in engaging in this program at their own institutions.
Following the keynote address and panel, participants had the opportunity to partake in a workshop to take a deeper dive in beginning to problem solve the challenges associated with college access and affordability. Participants were tasked with answering the question regarding how they, in their role on their own campus, could make an impact in moving the needle at their home institution.
The next event in this series focuses on Exploring Campus Economics and understanding what everyone’s roles are in that model. The program will highlight integrating priorities, people, and financial impacts in institutional decision-making. This event will take place on August 15, 2019 at DeSales University and registration is available now on the LVAIC website.Director, Lehigh Valley Research Consortium Announced » « LVAIC Celebrates Second Cohort of Higher Education Leaders Institute