Today’s student population is the most diverse in history, distinguished by intersections of race, age, economic status, gender, sexual orientation and many others. While research shows that diversity can increase social and cognitive development, enhance creative thinking, and help prepare students to navigate a diverse workforce, the shift in higher education—and many other industries—is just beginning.
It’s time we ask ourselves, how can institutions reexamine and change the student experience in a way that ensures all students have equitable access to education? Moreover, how can we take a “whole student” approach that reflects the many aspects of the college experience—from cognition to conation and affection? To be successful, today’s students need to see themselves reflected in their instructors, the content and the academy’s values.
Join Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College; Kim Scalzo, executive director, SUNY Online at the State University of New York; and John Baker, president and CEO at D2L, for a powerful conversation on accessibility and supporting the whole student in higher education. We’ll look at:
- how institutions can create a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that goes beyond a department
- closing the gap on accessibility and equity in higher education
- taking a holistic approach to DEI
- how technology has helped, and how some technology has hindered
Dr. Jeff Borden – Former vice president of academic affairs, D2L