Large research universities must figure out how to move forward in a time of upheaval. As they weigh how to promote equity and inclusion, define “hybrid,” and protect public health, many are facing labor shortages, faculty and staff burnout, and — especially on public campuses — political pressure on multiple fronts. What can and should the student experience look like now?
In the final session of our four-part series Going Forward: The Higher Ed We Need Now, we will examine how universities committed to equity can best serve all students.

Join co-hosts Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, senior writer at The Chronicle, as they bring together faculty, administrator, and student perspectives to discuss:
  • What elements of “normal” are still possible and desirable, and how does the student experience need to change?
  • How can institutions measure progress toward equity and inclusion?
  • Where do campus leaders find their inspiration and ideas?
  • What forms of communication allow for broad-based input and sound decision-making?
Scott Carlson
Scott Carlson
Senior Writer, The Chronicle 

Michael J. Sorrell
Michael J. Sorrell
President, Paul Quinn College

Crystal Garcia
Crystal Garcia
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Allen W. Groves
Allen W. Groves
Senior Vice President for the Student Experience, Syracuse University

Makayla Key
Makayla Key
student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Meagan Wang
Meagan Wang
Research and Communications Coordinator for the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center, University of California at Los Angeles

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Ariana Berumen
Student, University of California at Berkeley

Vani Mittal
Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sherry Pagoto
Director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, University of Connecticut

Malik Singleton
Student, Harris-Stowe State University