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Positive Impacts of Bridge, Dual Enrollment, and Support Programs for All Students: Foundations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the face of the pandemic and a decline in college enrollment numbers, it is now more important than ever to build bridges and create support systems for students. This webinar focuses on identifying the needs of diverse students and explores how to create equitable, inclusive approaches to use in the classroom by addressing access to technology, overall program funding, and tuition support along with employment while enrolled. A learner-centered academic approach benefits all students, but particularly under-resourced, underrepresented, and first-generation student populations.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants identify and highlight best practices, polices, and frameworks for strategic, equitably-based approaches to allocating resources and building support programs for student retention/success.
  2. Participants create collaborative, community action plan frameworks to engage diverse stakeholders.
  3. Participants understand how diverse, equitable, and inclusive resources increase the capacity, retention, and bridge-building of learning communities.

Leesa Riviere is a San Francisco Bay Area native with over a decade of experience as a professional researcher and scholar practitioner in the field of education. She greatly enjoys the honor and privilege of serving her community in various capacities, such as supporting students, faculty, staff, families, and learning communities in various leadership and professional roles. She is a first-generation doctoral student in the organizational development and change program with a concentration in media technology and innovation at Fielding Graduate University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in organization and inequalities and a minor in science technology and society from Santa Clara University. She also earned her master’s degrees in educational leadership and human development from Santa Clara University and Fielding Graduate University, respectively. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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