The Future is...
As technology becomes rapidly integrated into our daily lives it is making its way into higher education. Whether this is through data analysis software that helps administrators understand their students’ academic behaviors or the transition to online education that makes it possible for students to study from anywhere, technology connects us.
The demographic composition of colleges and universities are slowly changing. While there are still careers and faculty departments dominated by white men, minorities are increasing their presence in the professional landscape. We envision a future where any student can look at their professors, peers, and leaders in their career paths and see themselves represented. Awareness of the importance of representation is emerging and becoming an integral factor in faculty hiring, college admissions, and recruiting.
We hope for a future that is affordable and accessible to everyone. With the willingness for many colleges and universities to award financial aid packages on the basis of financial need, it allows for a more equitable opportunity to attend college. We imagine a future where financial aid can take a step further regarding policies on outside scholarships and help to eliminate financial barriers.