Join CCA and partners of the HBCU Digital Learning Infrastructure (DLI) Initiative for a deep dive into special topics illuminated through co-design sessions with selected HBCUs and advisory council members. You’ll hear from experts and campus leaders working to shape the way institutions and technologists work together to invest in the policies, practices, and perspectives that advance #HBCUDigitalSuccess.

This work, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will both elevate the innovative work happening on HBCU campuses and surface new models for improving the student outcomes at colleges and universities across the country

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Schedule of Events

Best Practices for Utilizing Federal Funding to Support DLI

Wednesday, September 28 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Presented by: Dr. Erin Lynch (President of Quality Education for Minorities Network) & Terik Tidwell (Director of Inclusive Innovation at VentureWell)

Measuring What Counts: DLI Data, Metrics, and the PDP

Thursday, September 29 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Presented by: Charles Ansell (Vice President of Policy, Research, and Advocacy at Complete College America)

Previewing the DLI Strategy: Themes & Insights

Friday, September 30 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Presented by: Dr. Dhanfu Elston (Senior Vice President of Strategy and Chief of Staff at Complete College America)

Over the last year – across interviews, focus groups, site visits & workshops –initiative partners have shared insights about the current state of digital learning at HBCUs and what’s possible for the future. The CCA team will share a draft framework to guide thinking, investment, and action.

Students at the Center of HBCU DLI

Wednesday, October 5 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Moderated by: Melanie Harris Turner (Director of Network Operations & Design at Complete College America)

Students are the reason for our work. They are our inspiration and our why. This panel will center the experiences and perspectives of students  and lay a foundation for our thinking about digital learning infrastructure.

How to Choose the Right Student Success Technology: Student Feedback on Critical IT Investments

Thursday, October 6 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Presented by: Sarah Zauner (Executive Director of The Ada Center)

The average institution has over 35 technology tools to support student success; however, only a fraction of these technologies have their intended impact on student outcomes. Based on in-depth interviews conducted across spring of 2022, this webinar will share feedback from students about the technology tools they found most impactful (and least impactful) for their success. 

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