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Colloquium presentation to address student success, retention in COVID-19 environment

Colloquium presentation to address student success, retention in COVID-19 environment

2/9/2021 | University Communications
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The University of Southern Indiana Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education will host “Students at the Center: Vulnerable Student Success and Retention in a COVID-19 World,” a presentation by Xavia Harrington-Chate, Instructor in Teacher Education, as the first of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Spring Colloquium Series at Noon Wednesday, February 17. The presentation will be live-streamed through Zoom and is free and open to the public.

For many high school and college students, the COVID-19 pandemic caused what felt like a tectonic shift in their daily lives, their weekly schedules, and their academic goals. While all high school college going students and currently enrolled college students felt the effects of the global pandemic, no student population was impacted more than vulnerable students, who are, oftentimes, at the intersections of low-income, diverse abilities, non-traditional, and/or first-generation status.

Harrington-Chate’s presentation will discuss how both student and academic affairs can view old models with new lenses to tackle a rapidly-growing problem: vulnerable student success and retention during a global pandemic. 

Harrington-Chate is recognized as a professor who treats each student with equal respect and sees them as capable of greatness and was the 2018 recipient of the USI H. Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Teaching Award. She is a doctoral candidate at Bellarmine University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Claflin University and a master’s degree from Auburn University.

To join the webinar, visit the event page on the USI Events Calendar. For more information about the Colloquium Series, contact Dr. Glenna Bower, Associate Dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, at gbower@usi.edu.

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