Crystal Garcia to sit on Dec. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education panel

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Crystal Garcia to sit on Dec. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education panel

06 Dec 2021    

Crystal Garcia, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration will be featured on a Dec. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education panel titled, The Big Universities Students Need Now.

The final session of a four-part series “Going Forward: The Higher Ed We Need Now,” will examine how universities committed to equity can best serve all students. 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. The panel will explore what can and should the student experience look like now?

Co-hosts Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, senior writer at The Chronicle, will 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?

Garcia’s fellow panelists include:

  • Allen W. Groves, senior vice president for the student experience, Syracuse University
  • Makayla Key, student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Meagan Wang, research and communications coordinator for the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center, University of California at Los Angeles

The panel will be held virtually at 1 p.m. CT. Click here to register.  

College of Education and Human Sciences
Educational Administration