The MAPS Project is a student-centric initiative to chart the rapidly evolving higher education system and works to bring high-quality data and historically marginalized voices to higher ed decision-makers.
THE CRITICAL ROLE OF THE
Millions of students across the nation have faced the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, increasing inability to afford tuition, and general feelings of being abandoned by their universities and colleges. As institutions of higher education form decisions, it is critical that higher-ed decision-makers prioritize students.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INSTITUTIONS
As institutions grapple with the challenges brought by Covid-19, data on student preferences, state policies, and institutional reactions are more important than ever to help drive decisions that are student-centric.
This crisis raises new questions as we grapple with an uncertain future, but colleges and universities have an opportunity to help create a new system of higher education that is more equitable and improves outcomes for all students.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF HIGHER ED DECISIONS
Like millions of other students across the nation, Taysha Tiatia, a senior at the University of Utah, faced the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, the financial burdens accompanying the current economic crisis, and a feeling that she was left behind by her university. As institutions such as the University of Utah reopen back for in-person classes, Taysha fears bringing the virus back to her at-risk family members. Her story is one that is shared with countless other students across the nation. Explore how students are responding to the current climate below.