Student Success Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
And neither is equity. Not every initiative, even though well-intended, helps all students the same way. Higher ed’s policies, programs, processes, and initiatives have different effects on different student populations at different institutions.
For example, consider the varying impact of different programs by gender shown above. There is nuisance and opportunity within every initiative. Take a look closer in our equity infographic.
What Matters Most For Equity
Today, perhaps more than ever, it is imperative that we look closer at our classrooms, programs, and services to ensure we’re not subconsciously reinforcing bias or perpetuating inequities.
That’s why, in our latest Community Insights Report, we explore emerging trends on what we can do today to realize more equitable outcomes for the students we serve. The report reviews more than 300 student success initiatives measured from August 2019 to August 2020, spanning across 14 four-year universities and 15 two-year colleges.
“By staying relentlessly focused on the data, we’ve been able to ensure that our student success campaigns are always grounded in equity—even if the insights sometimes lead us to uncomfortable conclusions about what’s working for our students.”
Dr. James Capp
Assistant Provost for Academic Operations & Planning at Florida Atlantic University