2 PM EST
Studies repeatedly find that the most common barriers to student success, particularly for those students attending community college, include the cost of childcare, transportation and textbooks. In this webcast, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will explore the impact that expensive textbooks have had on enrollment and retention rates and the deep-rooted factors that have historically driven this pricing. They will share the approaches that textbook providers and universities have recently implemented to reduce costs and increase accessibility to these books and resources -- especially for their most vulnerable student populations.
With new and heightened pressures on higher ed leaders to attract and retain students, this webcast will give higher ed leaders greater insights into why this issue remains critical and the strategies and models that appear to be having positive results.
Join us for a lively discussion about:
• Why the high cost of textbooks remains a hurdle for many institutions when meeting enrollment and retention goals.
• How higher ed is leveraging digital technology to expand access through more open models, and to what degree of success are they having.
• What impacts, positively or negatively, the great shift to remote learning has on this issue for both students and higher ed institutions.
• What experts in this area are still grappling with and why.
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