What we shared, learned, and planned 在一起 at our Statewide Higher-Ed Convening
We’re grateful to the nearly 200 folks who came out to the U of M on June 16th for our joyful, 连接, 积极倡导高等教育中的种族平等.
Policymakers; higher-ed leaders, 工作人员, and faculty; students; and race equity advocates and 研究ers from across the state gathered from 9am to 2pm to share knowledge, 经历, and best 实践 for advancing race equity and excellence for students who are people of color and Indigenous (POCI) in Minnesota’s higher-ed systems.
It was a morning and afternoon filled with great food and meaningful conversations and connections.
For us at MnEEP, we are invigorated by your work, ideas, and meaningful insights and contributions. 我们感谢有这个机会相聚, 庆祝, and honor one another as we work 在一起 to build a more racially just higher education system in Minnesota.
MnEEP’s keynote panelists shared their deep expertise and personal 经历 and what it means to center race equity in building policies and 实践 that center the goals, 需要, 和POCI学生的资产.
The panelists detailed ways our higher-ed systems must be designed to meet students where they are, 从尊重POCI学生的语言, 文化, 以及认识和学习的方式, to building holistic student supports that address the critical 需要 of today’s POCI students, who are more likely to be from lower incomes; English Learners; working; transfer students; parents; and facing houselessness and food insecurity.
“这是关于学生的基本需求. 你得把这当成一场危机. 我们必须了解当今学生的现实. We have to act with intentionality and urgency to disrupt the current system and build something better now.”
We’re grateful to our keynote panelists for sharing their wisdom and expertise and they work they do every day to build racial justice in education.
丹尼斯·奥尔森; Commissioner of Minnesota Office of Higher Education
山姆Parmekar; Committee Administrator at the Minnesota Senate
密涅瓦穆尼奥斯; Dean for Institutional Equity at Macalester College
卡莉Duran-Marrero; CASA SOL Graduate Advisor Higher Education
罗纳德·弗格森; Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology at Ridgewater College
MnEEP高级研究主任，博士. Rev Hillstrom, shared details and insights from MnEEP’s just-released report, 2023年有色人种学生和美国印第安学生状况报告.
该报告详细介绍了使用的五个案例研究 清晰的解决方案框架 论证定心的有效性 文化验证教学法与领导力(CVP/L) 为POCI学生提供教育体验.
“教育的目的是什么??” Dr. 希尔斯特伦问全场125名与会者. “教育的目的是什么? to 边缘化学生?他问道。.
The questions generated essential insights and conversations 关于 what it means to build policies and 实践 that center the humanity of each student–providing them with the tools they need to support their talents and self-agency and to build a future centered in equity, 民主, 所有人都有机会.
Attendees learned 关于 current data trends in college 保留 and graduation rates for POCI students, and the need to act with urgency to increase college access and 保留 for POCI students.
By 2026 people of color and Native Americans will be the majority of MN populations ages 14 to 29.
“If we do not increase college enrollment and completion for students of color and Native American students, 明尼苏达州将没有我们经济所需的工人,梅根·罗佐斯基说, Director of 研究 and Policy Development at Minnesota Private College Council. Megan还担任MnEEP的董事会成员，并担任MnEEP的联合主席 大学种族平等倡导咨询委员会(CREAAC).
分享 & 构建最佳实践
1. What 实践 they are engaging in to increase racial equity at their college or institution?
2. What challenges exist in building and advancing best 实践 for increasing college 保留 and graduation for POCI students?
3. In what ways can the state or higher-ed institutions invest in and support new policies and 实践 for improving higher-ed outcomes for POCI students?
We hope you will join us as we continue to connect and build meaningful relationships and best 实践 for race equity in higher ed.
It is through these connections, convenings, and collaborations that we are building our 高等教育工具包中的种族平等, an action plan advocating for and implementing key policies and 实践 that support racially equitable outcomes in higher ed.
这 工具包 is a collaborative process centering best 实践 for advancing racial equity in higher ed, 我们希望你能在我们的工作中使用它.
Currently, we are using a race equity lens to 形状, 通知, and advocate for 关键政策改革 我们知道现在是需要的.
Minnesota’s financial-aid formula was designed when Minnesota was a much whiter, middle-class state. It’s critical we work to redesign our financial aid model to center the goals and 需要 of POCI students.
Minnesota’s colleges must do the work to build anti-racist policies and 实践 in every area—from leadership positions to public narratives.
Minnesota must redesign the student experience at all levels to support working students, 第一代学生, 有色人种学生和土著学生.
Minnesota must reassess its antiquated and racist developmental ed standards and testing requirements to increase college access, 保留, 为POCI学生取得学位.
Join a growing group of higher-ed leaders and colleges and higher-ed institutions across Minnesota making an intentional, ongoing commitment to transform Minnesota’s higher-ed institutions to be racially just, 文化的反应, 对明尼苏达州的有色人种学生和土著学生开放. 现在的迹象.
了解更多 关于 CREAAC; how you can get involved or become a CREAAC or MnEEP member; and ways we can, 在一起, 继续建设, 形状, 通知, and advance key policies and 实践 for a racially just higher-ed system in Minnesota.