IN THE NOW VIRTUAL SERIES
The In the Now Series brings together CUMU members to discuss critical, emerging issues and opportunities affecting our communities in a variety of session types.
February 2023 Series
Mitigating the occurrence and impacts of crime and incarceration
Public dialogue about and responses to crime and the criminal justice system are steeped in historical biases and contemporary political debates. How can, should and do our urban and metropolitan universities help to understand and shape public perspectives and actions? This series of conversations and workshops will explore critical questions and best practices focused on what steps institutions can play in mitigating harm and violence for all individuals and communities.
More information and registration will be available January 2023.
Summer 2022 Series
Student success and well-being: Developing holistic and collaborative approaches to meet basic needs
Hardships related to housing, food insecurity, educational engagement, and mental health have only been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic and other intersecting issues. In preparation for another academic year, CUMU members can use this opportunity to learn about emerging strategies and approaches that can lead toward improved student success and well-being.
Real opportunities to improve access to basic needs security for #RealCollege Students
Presented by: Thomas Hilliard, senior policy analyst, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University
In this webinar, the The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice identifies the underlying challenges that students at urban colleges and universities face and explores opportunities for systems-level reform at the state and federal levels.
Homelessness and housing insecurity: Putting theory into practice
Presented by: Jacen Greene, co-founder and assistant director, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University
This workshop highlights CUMU’s Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Resource Guide and shares how institutions can use it to meet the homelessness and housing issues facing their students, employees, and communities.
College student mental health and well-being: How institutions are addressing the growing crisis
Checked out and stressed out: A panel on student disengagement
Presented by: Cathy Akens, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Rebecca Glazier, professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Alydia Thomas, DEI manager, University of Pittsburgh, and adjunct professor at Duquesne University.
This panel pulls together faculty and staff from CUMU member institutions who are on the front lines of addressing student disengagement. This discussion highlights how they understand the issue on their campus and elevates strategies and approaches being used to re-engage students.