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GSU Featured in Equity Webinar

GSU, one of thirteen institutions that participated in a three-year effort to craft campus-based strategies to advance equity in higher education, has been selected to contribute to a web-based panel discussion, A Vision for Equity: Campus-Based Strategies for Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence,  on April 19.

The national webinar is timed with a recent release of a 60-page report by the same name, said Aurelio Valente, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, who led the GSU project and will present the university’s findings during the webinar hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The report can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

In 2015, GSU received an Equity Grant from the (AAC&U) and Strada Education Network to explore equity-focused, campus-based methods to promote student success and retention in junior year, a critical year when many transfer students enter the university.

GSU’s success strategies align with four goals and are dually aimed at faculty development for teaching diverse populations and eliminating equity gaps related to the retention of African-American transfer students by 2020.

Valente said most schools identified working with faculty to improve achieve academic success through equity-based strategies. However, GSU distinguished itself as the only intuition to focus on transfer students.

There will be time for Q&A during the webinar, and participants are welcome to send questions in advance to