What is transformation?
TRANSFORMATION IS THE REALIGNMENT OF AN INSTITUTION’S STRUCTURES, CULTURE, AND BUSINESS MODEL TO CREATE A STUDENT EXPERIENCE THAT RESULTS IN DRAMATIC AND EQUITABLE INCREASES IN OUTCOMES AND EDUCATIONAL VALUE.
WHAT IS THE FRONTIER SET?
The Frontier Set is a select group of high-performing, high-potential colleges, universities, state systems, and supporting organizations that are committed to eliminating race, ethnicity, and income as predictors of student success by transforming how they operate.
Many times, people think they need to take large steps toward this monstrous task. The fact of the matter is that equity starts with us.”
REFLECTING ON TRANSFORMATION
The Frontier Set sites contributed reflections on their experiences and evolutions in 2020, across pivoting to remote learning, grappling with the pandemic, and reckoning with racial injustice. Linked here are a handful of the articles based on their reflections.
Equity-centered Strategies to Support Students of Color
Overcoming barriers to better support students of color
A Strong Foundation for a Student-Centered Evolution
Building strong foundations of care and communication to weather change
Building a Culture of Evidence
Going beyond data collection with tools and trainings that bring data close to the work
The Power of Personal Outreach
Connecting with individual students to ensure positive outcomes
Sourcing Student Voices: Backing Up Data with Stories
Adding nuance to quantitative data with real student stories and experiences