Inside Higher Ed, a leading source for the latest news, analysis, and services for the entire higher education community, highlights the success of IEBC’s Caring Campus Initiative and its participating colleges in keeping students connected during the pandemic. “A Virtual Culture Of Care” features first-person stories describing how IEBC successfully helped colleges create a culture of care online as campuses closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Sarah Wood writes that colleges are working with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC)’s Caring Campus initiative to increase student retention. Research indicates that students who lack a connection with their institution are less likely to return for the next semester.
ECMC Foundation, a nationally focused foundation investing in initiatives that improve educational outcomes and support post-secondary education and career success among underserved populations, is providing funding to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) to expand its Caring Campus Initiative.
Read the Spring 2021 IEBC Newsletter to learn about Caring Campus leaders and colleges who have received high honors at national, state and local levels.
This one-hour IEBC webinar featured Sacramento City College President Michael Gutierrez, Irvine Valley College Senior Administrative Assistant Amy Hunter, and Riverside City College Outreach Specialist Akia Marshall who shared their roles and experiences.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTER, TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
In this brief, CCRC introduces research they are conducting on the IEBC staff-focused Caring Campus initiative.
The tragic death of George Floyd in 2020 has thrown a spotlight on our society’s pervasive racism and inequities that continue to result in loss of life and lack of opportunity.
Professional staff have a considerable and important role to play in retaining students and improving student success. Three IEBC guides and accompanying one-hour webinars provide concrete ways for staff to engage with students.
Attendees from around the country heard from IEBC leadership and two college leaders in this webinar discussion of implicit bias, asset-based thinking, and equity-mindedness. Speakers shared their perspectives and experiences in implementing Caring Campus through a racial equity lens. The webinar was based on Guide three.