Virtual Event Series | Socially Just Design in Postsecondary Education

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End: August 1, 2021
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John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education


A comprehensive look at inherently unjust design in higher education.

The content in this series will help contributors and participants alike share successes and failures in their quest to identify and redesign policies, practices, pedagogies, and structures that, if left unexamined and unaddressed, will continue to reproduce inequitable outcomes in postsecondary education.


The outcomes.

Ultimately, the goal of the series will be to share evidence-based approaches that help educators eliminate the role that race/ethnicity, family income, and other demographic variables play in predicting who does or does not complete a postsecondary credential and subsequently engage equitably in future economic and societal opportunities.


Working alongside leaders in undergraduate education we hope to both shape current institutional efforts around socially just design and to marshal a broader national movement focused on just and equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. We also hope to change the structure of higher education so that it no longer promotes and perpetuates racialized and class-based outcomes. We will start a national collective conversation to address this unjust situation.


Chapters, consisting of a three-hour virtual interactive experience will be rolled out between March and August 2021.