In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress allocated three rounds of financial relief through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to support students and institutions of higher education during the public health and economic crises. This relief has been essential for adult students, underserved students, and those experiencing basic needs insecurity, and institutions have considerable flexibility in how they use HEERF funds to support students.
Join the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) as we look at innovative, student-centered, and equitable strategies institutions can use to deploy federal relief funds in support of #RealCollege students in the months to come.
Topics included: Emergency funding, augmenting student relief funds, communication around funding availability, proactive outreach to enable student success, supporting reengagement and retention, and focusing on racial equity.
- Dr. William J. McKinney, advisor for regional campus affairs, Indiana University
- Dr. Richard Oates, vice president, Gainesville campus, University of North Georgia
- Dr. Rollinda Thomas, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs, assessment, and programs, Fayetteville State University
- Dr. Julie White, president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Policy & Advocacy
Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice
Senior Vice President, Partnerships, Impact and Insights