Advancing Credential Completion, Follow-up to Higher Education Finance in the Post-COVID Era

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The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), in partnership with Lumina Foundation’s Strategy Labs, invites  MHEC commissioners, commissioner alternates, and other key leaders to participate in a follow-up virtual learning opportunity. This opportunity will dive into actionable solutions based on the higher education financing principles promoted in Lumina Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s report, “Higher Ed Finance in the Post-COVID Era,” released in November 2020. Based on feedback provided following the February 5 MHEC webinar, these virtual learning opportunities will examine separate principles for how states can address the challenges and opportunities for higher education.

Martha Snyder from HCM Strategists will facilitate a discussion exploring how states can invest resources in ways that Principle 3, “Support programs and strategies that advance students’ ability to complete credentials.” Participants will hear from President Jack Hershey of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges about the efforts they are undertaking to align and target resources to support students into and through credential programs in order to return to the workforce as quickly as possible.

The session will include small breakout sessions for participants to ask more specific questions of their peers about the presented state strategies, discuss current contexts and get advice on ways to make progress or navigate obstacles.

Contact Katie Chock, meeting and events manager, with questions.