Webinar October 20th 2020
In July 2020 GAPS organized a webinar with student leaders (part I).
Now we organize part II: Designing the Post-COVID Tertiary Education Experience What If Equity, Access, Diversity & Inclusion for Students, Educators and Staff Were the New Normal
GAPS Webinar with a global panel of university leaders
Dates: October 20th 2020 at 11 am EST & 5 pm CET
The Covid experience is changing the educational experience of the nearly 200 million higher education students at the more than 20,000 universities in the world. Even before the pandemic inequalities existed on campuses and within national systems. These inequalities manifested in different forms from gender to race/ethnicity to socioeconomic to access to technology and internet speed. Many tertiary institutions and systems were working to develop and implement policies and programs to advance equity, access, diversity and inclusion on their campuses. Yet, the Covid experiences are bringing to light that the differences in equity, access, diversity and inclusion may be greater than we had realized. This conversation is not just taking place within higher education, but in broader society. Movements like #blacklivesmatter are bringing structural inequality and how this affects black communities in particular to the forefront of the diversity and inclusion debate.
So how do we ask the right questions on campuses for designing a post-Covid tertiary education experience that puts equity, access, diversity and inclusion at the center? How do we enable students and faculty/administrators to benefit from the learning experiences during and after Covid?
During this one-and-a-half-hour webinar, our global colleagues – university leaders – will join us to share their thoughts on the following questions:
What are the aspects of equity, access, diversity and inclusion that you were working on before Covid? How have you seen this work change or different dimensions come to light in the Covid period?
We cannot go back to “business as usual” at the end of this crisis. What advice do you have for education leaders as they are thinking about “build back better” with the goal of having equity, access, diversity and inclusion for all student be the new normal?