Innovation “by and for…”: How Equity-Centered Technology is Transforming the College Experience

Technological innovations are rapidly changing how students access and experience higher education. How can we ensure college students benefit equitably from these advances? As digital solutions transform postsecondary learning and support systems, it matters for whom and how those innovations are driven. This discussion will focus on the impact and opportunities of new technologies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on college access and success. Speakers will share diverse insights from the frontlines of educational innovation, highlighting promising developments while addressing persistent barriers around inclusion and equity. By spotlighting the potential benefits and opportunities for emerging technologies developed by and for the communities they are intended to support, the discussion aims to inform more inclusive innovation trajectories in higher education.