Making a Comeback

ESG is joining our partners at The Association of Community College Trustees and The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association to present a series of online forums designed to help state and institutional leaders anticipate and respond to challenges facing higher education due to COVID-19.

These online events will offer insights and advice from leading experts on shifting labor markets, high school to college transitions, fall semester contingency planning, and more in the post-pandemic environment. We hope you will join us every other week beginning Thursday, May 7. Additional details and registration links for each of these free events can be found below.

Webinar Recording: Planning for a Changing Labor Market

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Thursday, May 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
As labor markets shift due to COVID-19, recovery efforts will require new data analyses to identify in-demand sectors and align academic programs. A panel of experts will share insights and discuss available tools and resources.
Panelists:
  • Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education
  • Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development, Monroe Community College (NY)
  • Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi

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Webinar Recording: Bridging K-12 to College Transitions

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Wednesday, May 20, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Academic disruption is likely to exacerbate pipeline leaks between systems, and traditionally underserved students are at greatest risk. In the short-term, higher education must rethink how to support students in this transition to ensure enrollment and success.
Panelists:
  • Kim Cook, Executive Director, National College Attainment Network
  • Anne Kress, President, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

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Webinar Recording: Contingency Planning for the Fall

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Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Although postsecondary credentials will increase in importance, enrollment may be harder to predict. Past precedent suggests many more adults will return to school, while academic disruptions this spring may make traditional student enrollments more unpredictable. Furthermore, most higher education leaders are unsure whether or not institutions will fully re-open in the fall. A panel of experts will discuss approaches for the upcoming semester.
Panelists:
  • Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
  • Anton Reece, President, Western Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Jan Yoshiwara, Executive Director, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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