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Reach Higher Summit 2020: Supporting Underserved Students by Strengthening Equity in Oklahoma
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Reach Higher Summit Overview:
This summit will profile ongoing statewide efforts to advance educational equity in higher education throughout Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Regents’ Reach Higher Adult Degree Completion Programs have outlined broad educational attainment goals across demographic groups in Oklahoma. This summit will focus on leading Oklahoma institutions of higher education with equity-minded strategies and highlight efforts across the state to strengthen this work.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 10-11:30 a.m.
The Story of Success Central: Closing Graduation Gaps With an Innovative Peer Coaching Approach
Dr. Kathleen Shea Smith
Associate Provost for Academic Advising at the University of Oklahoma
Dr. Reginald Simmons
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Connecticut State University
Wednesday, Oct. 21 1-2:30 p.m.
(Re)Imagining and (Re)Conceptualizing Student Success for Black Students in Higher Education: How Coded Academic Language Creates Barriers for Students of Color
Dr. Rodney Bates
Director of Graduate Student and Postdoc Retention and Support and OK-LSAMP Campus Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma