Across the country, there is a growing movement of higher education changemakers committed to interrupting the status quo. We see inequity and injustice and are committed to reimagining the system in order to get different results. We know better is possible and are united in our purpose: to become engines of equity, prosperity, and hope.

On October 26th-28th, we explored the unique role we each play in reshaping policy, perspective, and practice for the betterment of our nation’s students.

Join Us!

Recordings for sessions will soon be available.


Tuesday 10/26

2:00 – 2:30pm ET

Reimagining the System: Policy, Perspective & Practice (Alliance Teams Only)

Explore CCA’s approach to reimagining the system by aligning policy, perspective, and practice—and learn more about new grant opportunities for Alliance members.


2:45 – 3:30pm ET

Creating Engines of Equity, Prosperity & Hope: Learnings from the Value Commission (Open to All)

Discuss findings from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s report exploring the question of whether postsecondary education has value—and consider the implications for our own work.

Wednesday 10/27

2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Leading with Data: Latest Practices, Trends & Opportunities (Alliance Data Leads Only)

Dig into innovative data practices and trends from across the country, as well as new projects designed to elevate data-driven decision-making.


2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Amplifying Our Work: Partnership Strategies & Opportunities (Alliance Comms Leads Only)

Identify opportunities and strategies for amplifying one another’s work through communications.


3:00 – 3:45pm ET

Regaining Ground: Equity Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Open to All)

Analyze the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on equitable student enrollment and retention—and discuss strategies for moving forward.

Thursday 10/28

2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Aligning Policy Incentives: Developments in Outcomes-Based Funding (Alliance Policy Leads Only)

Connect on developments in outcomes-based funding as well as opportunities to participate in projects regarding appropriations for adequacy funding.


2:00 – 2:45pm ET

Making Equity Actionable: Reflections on Driving Change in Any Role (Alliance Equity Leads Only)

Explore how to drive equity work at the system, state, or campus level regardless of your role or authority within the organization.


3:00 – 3:45pm ET

Capitalizing on New Funding: Innovative Uses of HEERF (Open to All)

Explore developments with the American Families Plan and innovative uses of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds—and discuss tactical steps for using one-time funding in any form, whenever it arrives.