U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion examining equity and innovation in higher education at the 97th annual meeting of the American Council on Education Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Demographic data indicate that moving into the future, colleges and universities can expect to see fewer traditional-aged students and more students of color, from lower-income families, and first-generation students. Mitchell and others on the panel will discuss how innovation can be responsibly executed so that underrepresented students are not only reached, but served in a way that places their educational experiences on par with their more advantaged counterparts.
Besides Mitchell, other panelists will include Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University; Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kenneth Cooper; and Cathy Davidson, professor at The City University of New York.
The discussion will take place at a closing general session of the conference which annually attracts more than 1,000 higher education presidents and other administrators.