Priority No. 1: Keeping Students on Track to Graduate
As colleges pivot, delay or reverse plans for fall instruction, we risk losing sight of what is the greatest potential tragedy for higher education: millions of students have had their learning and path to their degrees disrupted, again. Low-income, first-generation and minority students are hit the hardest. And it’s not a one-and-done for the 2020-21 academic year, either. The consequences of this disruption will be with students, our society and our economy for years ahead, as the ripple effects delay degree completion or lead students to drop out.
Originally published: September 21, 2020
Author: Lynn Perry Wooten
Institution: Simmons University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed