CSUSB professor joins panel to discuss equity in remote learning

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Enrique Murillo Jr., a professor of education at Cal State San Bernardino and executive director of its Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD), will be one of the panelists at a forum that will focus on the policies and strategies that university officials should consider to make remote learning more equitable.

The forum, presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education and to be held virtually, will talk place at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, June 29. To participate, register at the event webpage.

On the panel with Murillo will be Alison Byerly, president of Lafayette College, and Joe May, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District. The event will be hosted by Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Lessons learned from the emergency pivot to remote classrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic showed that many students lack the necessary infrastructure to maintain continuity in their college experience. To combat that, leaders are designing contingency plans for the fall semester to better support these students.

Murillo and his fellow panelists will discuss the policies and strategies that provosts, deans, and other campus leaders should consider to make remote learning more equitable.

The discussion will cover some of the most pressing questions in higher education, including:

  • What can college leaders do to make sure the new academic year is as responsive to concerns about equity as it is to the emergency?
  • What resources are available to students to ensure they receive the best learning conditions during these challenging times?
  • What support systems are needed to help instructors achieve equitable teaching experiences?

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