Webinar

The Student Journey: Equity-Centered Approaches to Removing Barriers

Researching and applying to colleges can be challenging for adult learners and employees who may have unpredictable schedules, family and work commitments, and other restrictions on their time that make it difficult to connect with institutions.


2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT


Researching and applying to colleges can be challenging, especially for adult learners and employees who may have unpredictable schedules, family and work commitments, and other restrictions on their time that make it difficult to connect with institutions during a typical 9-to-5 schedule. Yet, such factors are not predictors of whether these prospective students can succeed if barriers to obtaining the information and support they need are removed.

Panelists will discuss removing barriers in the early stages of the student journey and helping institutions become more accessible to all students. Drawing on their experience in helping grow programs with diverse student populations, the panelists will share insights and best practices for building the trust and confidence students need to enroll in the programs that will help them go further in their education and their careers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • identifying barriers for diverse student populations
  • streamlining the inquiry and enrollment process
  • best practices for creating relevant marketing experiences

This webinar will be hosted in partnership with Wiley University Services.

Moderator

  • Tia Brown McNair

    Tia Brown McNair

    Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director of the TRHT Campus Centers, AAC&U

Panelists

  • Michael Stevens

    Michael Stevens

    Associate Vice President of Public Safety and Online Programs, Anna Maria College
  • Betty Fortune

    Betty Fortune

    Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Success, Houston Community College
  • Corey Miller

    Corey Miller

    Vice President of Customer Marketing, Wiley University Services