Addressing students’ basic needs with a culture of caring during the pandemic

Thursday, February 4 at 9:00am

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Speaker: Sara Goldrick-Rab, PhD, Temple University

Financial stability is critical to success in college. In this talk, Dr. Goldrick-Rab discusses the new economics of college and how they create conditions of poverty and additional challenges during the pandemic. Based on her extensive research, she documents the consequences for what she calls “#RealCollege” students and colleges and describes approaches for addressing these challenges with a culture of caring. This includes a multi-level approach to shifting both practice and policy, and that begins by recognizing that students are humans first.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Professor of Sociology and Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, the author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, and featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She is also the Chief Strategy Officer for Emergency Aid at Edquity, a student financial success and emergency aid company, and founded Believe in Students, a nonprofit distributing emergency aid.

Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning
CITRAL, UC Santa Barbara Library, Room 1576

Event Type

Classes & Workshops

Target Audience

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


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