Identity and Career Communities to Address Challenges in Higher Education and Beyond
Our success with underrepresented students depends on our ability to retain them and consider them strategic contributors to our overall decision making and performance. Learning Objectives: Examine how all higher education institutions, including distance learning universities, are responsible for scaffolding the experience and success of the diverse students we recruit. Learn how identity/allyship and career communities enhance diverse distance learners' sense of belonging and community, as well as their development and success. Explore how identity/allyship and career communities function as key strategies for enhanced engagement of students, alums, faculty, staff, employers, other community members in collective preparation of the next generation of leaders.
Strategies for Career Services
Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, Excelsior University
Tammy Spenziero, Excelsior University