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What Students Want for Fall: Can Colleges Deliver?
Students will enter the fall semester with different needs than in the past – including some expectations that developed as a result of all the necessary changes this past year. College leaders will need to be aware of student expectations and figure out ways to meet them so that students will retain and complete.

In this webcast, we will look at several of the pandemic-era experiences students hope will continue, and some that higher ed leaders are predicting students will have, after the COVID-19 threat dissipates, and what it will take (both in effort and resources) for colleges to make these wants a reality.

Examples of these new expectations include:

• Students want lectures to continue to be available online for review
• Some students seek fewer group projects and smaller class sizes
• Students would like to have virtual events (or virtual access to in-person events)
• Sophomore students who haven’t yet been on campus will need supports similar to freshman

On all of these fronts, campus leaders and staff must consider the roadblocks necessary to meet student expectations and what can be done to break those roadblocks down. This webcast will cover these challenges and what could be done about them from the perspective of a student, an administrator and a higher ed thought leader.

Please join us for a lively discussion of these topics on Tuesday, June 29th at 2:00 pm ET.

This webcast was made possible in part by the financial support of Kaplan. I understand that by registering for this webcast, my registration information will be shared with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

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Jun 29, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Brandon Busteed
Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head @Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan
Brandon Busteed leads Kaplan’s work serving U.S. colleges and universities, leveraging the organization’s highly diversified, global educational offerings and insights. His mission is to help U.S. higher education adapt, grow and thrive. Prior to Kaplan, Busteed was Global Head of Public Sector at Gallup – serving higher education, government and foundations. In that role, Busteed led dozens of ground-breaking studies and consulted with hundreds of higher education leaders. He remains a Gallup Senior Advisor. An internationally known speaker and author on education and workforce development, Busteed has published more than 100 articles and keynoted more than 200 conferences.  He was named a LinkedIn “Top Voice” in education for 2018. Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Augustana College. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke and has served on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Diana Rogers-Adkinson
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs @Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Diana Rogers-Adkinson oversees the Division of Academic Affairs as well as technology and library services, planning/assessment, undergraduate education, and graduate studies/research. Along with the chief of staff, she is working on development of the university’s next strategic plan. She previously served in two dean positions at Southeast Missouri State University. Her key initiatives have centered on inclusivity, creating effective cost centers in the auxiliaries, supporting student retention, and enhancing supports to underserved and diverse student populations. Her previous academic appointments were at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wichita State University. She is a graduate of Kent State University with doctorates in special education and counseling and human development services. She also has a master’s degree in community counseling from Kent State and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in special education.
Simran Kaur Malhotra
Student & Reporter @University of Georgia and The Red & Black
Simran Kaur Malhotra has aspirations of going to medical school. She hopes to blend a background and passion in medicine with a career in journalism and is particularly interested in studying and writing about health disparities to help groups affected by them. She is the health editor and data reporter for The Red and Black and a member of the paper’s new diversity and inclusion committee, and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Asian American Journalists Association. She founded and serves as the current president of UGA Doctors Without Borders, leading over 500 students to serve the local community and support the future generation of healthcare professionals while fundraising to combat global health issues around the world. She also serves as president of UGA Sikh Student Association and vice president of UGA Pre-SOMA. Alongside these roles, she loves to serve her community, read, travel, and go on hikes with her family and friends.