We Must Not Leave Nontraditional Students Behind as COVID-19 Forces Colleges OnlineSeptember 14, 2020 |
by Raghu Krishnaiah
In just a matter of weeks, millions of students will be attending college online, and, yet, few traditional schools are adequately prepared.
America’s higher education industry is wading into a minefield—it is difficult to effectively support students when the very instructors and administrators they rely on are also in unfamiliar territory. But the risk of failure will be even greater for a variety of marginalized student groups like minorities, first-generation students, transfer students and others. As classes resume, schools must devote special attention to these groups.