USU Structured Conversations: Following the Student’s Journey - Meeting Basic Needs
One of the biggest challenges we face in higher education is that there is a lot of good work supporting student success, but we struggle to share it in an effective, efficient fashion. We have a simple, but arguably radical, response – let’s talk together. USU is introducing something new to do just that: Virtual Conversations, which are structured but informal dialogues among colleagues working on common student success related efforts.
How Does it Work?
In a one-hour conference call, we will have a handful of institutions working in a common but important student support effort kick-off a discussion on what they are doing and its impact. Each will have five minutes. Then we get the chance to discuss it. Together. Those also doing good work in this area will be invited to share their insights and ask questions, and those thinking about doing this work can ask questions or just listen in.
The first one is March 31, at 3:00 ET.
What’s the first topic?
Meeting Students Basic Needs. We have five institutions lined up to talk with each other and with you about their work.
- Gail DiSabatino, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Massachusetts, Boston, U-Access Program
- Jillian Keller, Assistant Director, Resource Centers, Cleveland State University, Lift Up Vikes
- Melissa Lavitt, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Washington, Tacoma
- Jessica Medina, Coordinator, Fresno State University Food Security Project
- Nicole Patterson, Welcome Center Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University, RamPantry