Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Equity, Access, & Justice
Harbor E, Level 2
Higher Education

How Higher Education Can Accelerate Equity

In addition to the massive disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 also brought a new level of awareness and attention to issues of racial inequity. As with many other industries, colleges and universities released lengthy proclamations declaring their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in and around their campuses. Yet, voices from students, faculty and the surrounding community show that many higher education institutions have not yet lived up to their stated missions to provide opportunity for all. Our panelists will discuss the progress made and lay out the ongoing work to be done for higher education institutions to realize their potential as true engines of equity.