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POGIL Webinar - Making Colleges Work for Students: Integrating Equity-Minded Practices

  • 23 Feb 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom
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Join our featured presenter, Donnell Butler, and moderator, Kristin Plessel, for a timely discussion on Making Colleges Work for Students: Integrating Equity-Minded Practices.

In 2012, Franklin & Marshall College recruited a national expert in student success, Dr. Donnell Butler, to catalyze its DEI efforts associated with college access and success. During his tenure, F&M doubled its students of color and tripled its first-generation college-going and Pell student population. Concurrently, the retention rate, GPA, and graduation rate for first-generation college goers and students receiving need-based financial aid climbed to equal or better outcomes than their full cohorts.
In 2019, Dr. Butler left F&M to advance that work by conducting a landscape analysis of education organizations that were improving college success outcomes for students from low‐income households. His research findings prompted the 2021 founding of Opportunity College. Opportunity College is a nonprofit, online, career-connected, postsecondary learning and training program that seeks to enhance both degree completion and upward economic mobility for first-generation college students from low-income households.
In this webinar, we will explore how the evolving demographics and experiences of college students are prompting innovative equity-minded student success practices and a reimagining of higher education for the 21st Century.

About Donnell Butler...

Dr. Donnell Butler is the Founder and President of Opportunity College—a nonprofit, online, career-connected, postsecondary learning and training program that enhances both degree completion and upward economic mobility for first-generation college students from low-income households. Dr. Butler has over 15 years of research and practice experience in identifying and enhancing individual capabilities and institutional actions that improve college student access and success. Previously, he served for seven years as the Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes at Franklin & Marshall College. His past clients and employers include the U.S. Department of Education, Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Princeton University. He is a member of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. You can learn more about Opportunity College and Dr. Butler at http://opcollege.org.

Cancellation Policy:  Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Julie Boldizar at julie.boldizar@pogil.org.  Registered participants who cancel by February 16, 2022 will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after February 16, 2022.

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