Reshaping Higher Education:
BY STUDENTS, FOR STUDENTS
As COVID-19 began its rapid spread throughout the United States, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) had little choice but to close in-person campuses and transition their academic offerings to an online format. As a result, students were required to leave on-campus housing, laid off from campus employment, barred from crucial campus resources, to name just a few of students’ unforeseen hardships in the wake of campus closures. The transition to online education placed an immense burden on students as they were asked to rapidly adapt to a completely new learning environment.
In light of all of this, it is more important than ever to hear directly from students regarding these experiences and elevate their voices.
The Sorenson Impact Center is recruiting future and current students from across the United States of diverse backgrounds and a variety of institutions to create an action-oriented cohort focused on addressing problems with higher education that have been further magnified through recent events. Join us to discuss the inequities of COVID-19’s impact on student experiences and develop solutions to overcome these obstacles.
This event is a part of Sorenson’s broader work on the MAPS Project, which focuses on addressing the inequities within higher education, particularly for students from historically underrepresented populations in higher education, first generation students, and those from both urban and rural backgrounds. Students who identify in any of these ways are especially encouraged to attend.
If you are a student and are interested in participating, please contact us at the link below.
Offer a platform for students to share their experiences and ideas as these relate to their college experience
Provide an opportunity for students to hear from their peers
Develop a message that captures the students’ voices that can be shared with higher education institutions, professionals, and researchers
Create an action-oriented cohort of diverse students with the intention of providing guidance to help them advocate for themselves and their peers within their own academic communities