January 21, 2020
2 to 3 pm Eastern
Presenters from American Institutes of Research and Rutgers
University will discuss the value of historically black colleges
and universities to both students and to the field of
postsecondary education. Presenters will provide an overview
of their research on how predominantly white
institutions and HBCUs impact graduates’ economic mobility. Their
recent study compared the income of recent college graduates to
parents’ incomes and found that HBCUs do a better job of helping
low-income students progress into the middle class. Results
showed that nearly 70% of HBCU students attain at least
middle-class incomes, and most low-income HBCU students improve
their long-term economic position. Reasons for their findings, as
well as how all postsecondary institutions can work to improve
the economic mobility of their graduates, will be discussed.
This webinar defined minority serving institutions and
provided an overview of the various types of colleges that make
up this group. Participants learned how these institutions
contribute to student success and explored key policy issues
pertaining to minority serving institutions at the state and
To prepare students and parents to complete the FAFSA form, it is critical to understand the barriers, the support needed and the resources available to navigate the financial aid process. This webinar provided guidance on how to support students and parents in complicated family or financial circumstances, such as students in foster care or experiencing homelessness, or dependent students who don’t live with their legal parents.
Panelists from several states share their insights about how outcomes data and formative evidence collected during clinical experiences can improve teacher preparation. The SREB Teacher Preparation Commission recommended policymakers implement statewide data systems that prompt program leaders to transform practice.
College Access Reimagined: Leveraging virtual reality and artificial intelligence to increase match and fit
August 13, 2019
2 to 3 pm Eastern
Recent research demonstrates higher levels of college-knowledge, and a higher likelihood of having conversations with school personnel about college for middle school students who experienced a campus tour. Given the importance of a campus tour and connections to campus personnel to ensure proper college match and fit, it is essential students explore as many campuses as possible. The challenge is time and distance. Virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) can address these challenges.
If we don’t act to change how we educate children and train adults, millions of vulnerable workers and their children could be stuck in a cycle of poverty. Dive into profiles of the potential effects on each SREB state.
Date and Time
Tuesday, July 30
2 to 2:30 pm Eastern
Meagan Crowe, Policy Analyst, SREB
Stephen Pruitt, President, SREB
June 4, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT
Social listening a very inexpensive and quick way to conduct market research. It is a great tool for conducting qualitative research to better understand the students that college access programs are trying to serve in order to better design interventions and support programs that will need students’ needs.
July 16, 2019
2 to 3 pm Eastern
“Complete 2 Compete” is a partnership between the eight public universities, 15 community colleges, and one medical center in MS. As part of C2C, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Community College Board partnered together to identify adult non-completers, categorize adults into target groups, launch a website and comprehensive marketing campaign, and provide support services to help adults complete their degrees.
The federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, known as Perkins V, requires agencies to conduct a comprehensive local needs assessment to guide their local applications. Join SREB for a webinar to help states determine what guidance and resources to provide local education agencies as they conduct their comprehensive local needs assessments
New teachers need plenty of opportunities to practice their teaching skills, and they need specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. The SREB Teacher Preparation Commission concluded that being sure teacher candidates experience high-quality clinical practice is the clearest implication of research in the field. Join us for a discussion on promising practices and the state’s role in policy.