The Student Journey: Equity-Centered Approaches to Removing Barriers
April 27, 2022
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 discussed 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 shared 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 discussed include:
- identifying barriers for diverse student populations
- streamlining the inquiry and enrollment process
- best practices for creating relevant marketing experiences
This webinar was hosted in partnership with Wiley University Services.
Tia Brown McNairVice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director of the TRHT Campus Centers, AAC&U
Michael StevensAssociate Vice President of Public Safety and Online Programs, Anna Maria College
Betty FortuneInterim Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Success, Houston Community College
Corey MillerVice President of Customer Marketing, Wiley University Services