Navigating Uncertainty: The Urgency of Continuous Improvement

The fourth session in the USU Summer meeting series explored how applying a continuous improvement frame to student success efforts, particularly within the context of institutions’ responses to COVID-19, could serve as a model for sustaining and scaling positive change … Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty: The Urgency of Continuous Improvement

Designing for Equitable Futures: Respond, Reset, Reinvent

What have urban serving universities learned from the COVID-19 crisis that can inform strategic planning for the future? What inequities have been brought to light? What assumptions need to be questioned and what opportunities exist for structural change moving forward? … Continue reading Designing for Equitable Futures: Respond, Reset, Reinvent

Academic Advising, Career Services and Social Distancing in a Global Pandemic

  The global COVID-19 pandemic has shifted higher education through uncharted waters in 2020, and many colleges and universities are working diligently to advise students through such a time. Social distancing has changed the way people interact physically, and higher … Continue reading Academic Advising, Career Services and Social Distancing in a Global Pandemic

In the Time of the Pandemics: How did Universities Respond? A look back in history

Although one hundred years apart, COVID-19 and the Spanish influenza pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, share similarities. Both outbreaks pushed the world to hit pause on social gatherings by enforcing isolation and #StayHome orders, with a large impact … Continue reading In the Time of the Pandemics: How did Universities Respond? A look back in history

Universities Strategies to Support Students’ Mental Health Amid the Pandemic

The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has overturned many lives in just a few months. A rise in mental health issues has occurred for thousands of people across the United States. College students are among those suffering.  So, what … Continue reading Universities Strategies to Support Students’ Mental Health Amid the Pandemic