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Time to Innovate: How We Can Harness an Unprecedented Moment in Higher Education to Better Serve Student Parents

Before the COVID-19 pandemic upturned how all of us work and learn, nearly four million student parents—more than a…

Reimagining Higher Ed for Equity and Student Parent Success

“Was higher ed designed for minority students?”  A student asked this question during a Temple University “Sociology of Education” class…

COVID-19

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I am in my senior year and want to take advantage of networking opportunities for my future career, but do I just become a non-present parent for my kids? Do I delay adjusting my immigration status until I am done with school, but risk losing status and being deported? What do I do? It’s a question no one else can answer for me.

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Fall 2020: A Senior In The Making, A Mother Soon Breaking

I, like the rest of nearly four million student parents, am already juggling a million different tasks all at…

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  • It’s Past Due for Online Education Students and Programs To Be Appreciated

    Starting in the 1990s—which is a relatively long time ago for me and many Millenials (I went to elementary school in the ‘90s!)—the budding pathway of distance…

  • How the Pandemic Experience Could be an Opportunity to Improve Online Learning: Let’s Not Waste It!

    Who would have guessed that it would take a pandemic to expose online education as a critical modality to keep students connected to their educational studies?…

  • Is Online Higher Education Working? Only Data Will Tell

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    As thousands of colleges and millions of college students prepare for a fall semester that will likely be partially or fully online, it may not have been comfo…

  • Accountability in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

    Every day, colleges and universities are facing new and difficult realities as they address the unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19. There ar…

  • COVID-19 Accelerated Online Learning, But Where Do We Go From Here?

    Shifting Indiana’s higher education learning system to an online delivery model overnight would have seemed impossible at the beginning of 2020.Yet here we are…

  • Powerful Together: Competency-Based Education and Online Delivery

    Higher education—and sweeping aspects of American life—were upended seemingly overnight in March. Millions of students started the month on campuses across the…

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