Planning the UC Santa Cruz Student Experience

Please bring your ideas to this important panelist conversation.

"Today's college students are the most overburdened and under supported in American history," writes education researchers Sara Goldrick-Rab and Jesse Stommel recently in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In a world where online learning is panacea, and rising cost, decreasing value, and student debt gives reason to doubt the investment, the value of Higher Ed seems ever more tied to the human experience of physically going to college. The student learning experience is connected to student living experience.

How do different aspects of the university campus together impact the whole experience of the student? How do the links between living and learning, and respecting students as active citizens, suggest ways to address problems that fall right at the intersection of the student experience, such as housing and food insecurity, debt, and retention? What does and can it mean to reinforce the social and physical infrastructure of a university campus that has been, or can be, designed to help students care for themselves, each other, and the greater university community?

Saturday, April 27 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cowell College
257 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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