• June 2020

    TALK: EQUITY MATTERS Higher-Education Forum on Pandemic, Social Equity

    Studio Ma | Equity Matters Leadership Summit | July 8, 2020

    Join us for a discussion by university leaders working toward enhancing the value of each student's learning experience and institutional life in higher education, with a focus on social equity.


    The EQUITY MATTERS Leadership Summit, moderated in part by the senior editor Sarah Brown of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will tackle these significant challenges. The convener and event host, Studio Ma, invites higher education leaders for a discussion of social equity, equal access, and the widening gap in influence and voice between different student segments. The summit discussion will propose and develop solution goals for social equity on campus, student engagement for assessing need, and strategies and tools to improve equity and voice.

    A major challenge for universities today is surmounting the academic, physical and social problems triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, which will reap short-term effects that are likely to pass, such as physical distancing and outdoor learning to those that may trigger lasting changes.

    The most important and lasting challenge is recognizing the profound and overlooked social equity issues in remote learning environments, more digital learning/IT, and access to education for those most affected by the global pandemic in ways both economic as well as health related. Many institutions of higher education are now seeking ways to engage student to ensure fairness, access, transparency and responsiveness, which will be discussed in the EQUITY MATTERS Leadership Summit.

    • WHO: Studio Ma and university leaders
      - Dr. Lori White, President, DePauw University
      - Robert M. Wild, PhD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis
      - Mia Settles-Tidwell, M.A., Assistant Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff, Division of Equity & Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley
      - Kellie Cloud, Executive Director of Student Engagement, Arizona State University
      - Hosted by Christiana Moss, FAIA, Studio Ma
      - Moderated by Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WHAT: Panel discussion, EQUITY MATTERS Leadership Summit
    • WHEN: Wednesday, July 8th, 4:00pm EDT/1:00pm PT
    • WHERE: Online via Zoom. Register here at https://bit.ly/2YP9ClQ