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ERIC Number: ED611375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Stronger Together: A Briefing of Findings and Recommendations from the 2020 HBCU Action Nation Town Hall
O'Keefe, Lynette; Gunder, Angela; Long, Kim Cliett
Online Learning Consortium
On May 14th and 15th, 2020, the historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Action Nation Town Hall, co-hosted by United States Distance Learning Association, the Online Learning Consortium, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Tennessee State University, brought together many esteemed panels of experts that came together to share their stories, challenges, and solutions, holistically addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HBCU students, faculty and staff, institutions, and communities. This two-day event provided an opportunity not just for those engaged with HBCUs to come together, but to gather information about the issues at the forefront of panelists' and participants' concerns, both for the immediate crisis and the upcoming challenges resulting from the pandemic. Panelists included experienced and accomplished professionals and presidents from HBCUs, civic, community, and governmental leaders, business leaders, and representatives from philanthropic and accrediting organizations. Despite the significant breadth of topics and panelists, the event resulted in meaningful discussion and clear patterns of experiences and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three primary themes emerged, under which several sub-themes and cross-considerations were identified: Student Support, Funding, and Operations. [This report was prepared in collaboration with the National Accrediting Commission for Diversity and Inclusion, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Online Learning Consortium (OLC); Tennessee State University (TSU)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A