Did you know that nationally about 20 percent of students are student parents, paying both university tuition and childcare costs? Yet, despite shouldering enormous financial burden to attend college, many student parents routinely lack access to the best learning experiences, including HIPs. UWGB numbers and student parents’ challenges are consistent with the national statistics and trends.
Those on our campus who are interested in unique learning challenges facing student parents on our campus, both in our regular classes and in engaging with HIPs, are cordially invited to a panel of UWGB student parents, including Anthony Blake, Candace Hoch, and Carl Woitekaitis, discussing these issues. The panel, moderated by Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science and Global Studies), and a 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) is on Thursday, November 11, 12–1 p.m., virtually via Zoom.
It is the first event in the year-long programming designed to make our classrooms and our academic offerings more student parents friendly. Those attending events in this series will be recognized by various levels of student parents advocate badges (Participation, Knowledge, or Practice), awarded by CATL.
Please come and learn with us how we can do better for our student parents. To register, please click here.