Featured Session: Promise & Peril: The Potential of Our Community Colleges

Mar 5, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

A small handful of super selective US colleges grab all the headlines: affirmative action, exorbitant tuition, culture wars. Meanwhile, low-cost, diverse community colleges are quietly educating 40 percent of undergrads. It is at these open-access institutions that we have the best shot of advancing economic mobility and developing the diverse talent our country needs. But they’re facing huge challenges: dropping enrollments, pandemic learning loss, and diminishing public trust. Learn how excellent colleges are tackling these problems to change students’ lives and revitalize their communities.

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Pascale Charlot

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

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Russell Lowery-Hart

Austin Community College District

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Josh Wyner

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

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This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 1:00pm CT.

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