Real #114 Housing & Food Insecurities
Friday, December 7, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Real #114 conference will focus on housing and food insecurities for college students throughout the country and in the communities we serve, and how faculty can support students and provide the basic necessities they need to be successful.
Topics will include:
- What is the profile of our student community?
- What are students struggling with?
- How does the struggle impact students and create barriers to their educational success?
- Other challenges including enrollment changes based on a shift in demographics; retaining students who have pressing economic needs; and serving students adequately when the college itself has limited resources.
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation's only action research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the three largest national studies on the subject, and for her work on making public higher education free. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation's Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association's Early Career Award. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls her "a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles," she is ranked 7thin the nation among education scholars according to Education Week, and in April 2018 the Carnegie Corporation awarded her the Carnegie Fellowship.
$150 per individual / $600 for a team of up to five people
The fee covers:
- Continental Breakfast