The disruptions caused by COVID-19 accelerated several existing trends in higher education, with a disproportionate impact on students from historically marginalized backgrounds. Now more than ever, elevating student voices and encouraging higher education leaders to first consider the impact their decisions have on students is critical if the industry is to thrive.
In an effort to center student perspectives in the MAPS Project’s equity work, the Student Coalition for Higher Education was created. The Coalition provided opportunities for diverse young leaders from across the nation to discuss emerging trends, engage with industry practitioners and community leaders, and contribute to key conversations. This group produced several publications and thought pieces, which are available for leaders to use to gain deeper insight into the student experience and learn how to engage their own student population in decision-making.
I am Not an Outlier
In poignant visual and video format, six students share their stories of how COVID-19 impacted their higher education experience. Listen to their experiences in their own words.
The MAPS Student Coalition for Higher Education published a guidebook in 2021, Catalyzing Student Equity in Higher Education. This guidebook elevates effective and innovative strategies institutional leaders and decision makers should consider when centering equitable outcomes for students. The guidebook presents a number of case studies across a variety of critical themes when reorienting programs, services, and structures with student-equity-centricity in mind.
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To learn more about current opportunities to get involved with projects like MAPS, please visit the Sorenson Impact Center Student Program website.