COVID-19 could amplify the persistent lack of diversity in higher education—but the pandemic also gives us a chance to fix it
It hit me when the university president’s e-mail landed in my inbox: “We will be suspending all classes, sending everyone home and all instruction will take place remotely.” The national emergency prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic had just upended everything! As a board member, I felt that one of my worst nightmares had been realized. Suddenly, students lost their campus connections and had to move to online instruction. It wasn’t clear what freshman classes would look like or if prospective students would even be able to complete common admissions requirements such as providing certified transcripts or standardized test scores. Read more...
Source: Shirley Malcom, Ph.D., is a regent of Morgan State University
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