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Whether students engage in activism on campus, online or in the community, institutions must start acting now to position themselves as a source of support for student activists.
Remote instruction tips
Disability accommodations by definition are changes to non-essential components in a given environment. Moving forward, we need to ask ourselves whether a testing component, for example, is “non-essential” and why we continue certain practices if the practices result in separation or segregation.
While conducting my research I found many risk factors that can influence the equity gap including pre-college (financial factors, college prep), student experience (feelings of belonging, college transition), and academics (advising, rigor). Multiple resources noted that peer-to-peer mentoring programs increase first year engagement and ease both the academic and social transition to college.
As institutional leaders develop diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plans, it’s important for them to consider how they frame their priorities and commitments. EAB reviewed over 40 DEI plans from institutions across the U.S., Canada, and Europe and found that many used generic and deficit-based language to articulate their priorities.
Higher education is being asked to go further than ever to foster equity and dismantle systemic racism, but too few institutions have the accountability systems in place to facilitate follow through on their diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) plans.
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Career services leaders and employers must rethink how employers can connect virtually with students this summer, into the fall, and beyond.
Physical distancing protocols among students are an essential element in stopping the spread of COVID-19 on campus. In this on-demand webinar, EAB experts provide actionable tips and strategies to help institutions promote physical distancing on campus.