Ensuring Students Flourish: NYU’s Initiative to Eliminate Barriers

Hear how NYU approaches the challenge of advancing the academic success of all its students.

Prioritizing student success is a multifaceted effort that can be especially challenging in a decentralized university. To be done well, it requires a holistic focus on helping all students flourish both in their education and beyond to post-graduation. 

New York University (NYU), the nation’s largest private research university, is at the forefront of this effort to remove barriers and propel students to the next phase of their educational and career journey. NYU recently launched a collaborative endeavor aiming to foster the success of all students by using data-driven, evidence-based and student-centered approaches, called the Academic Excellence Equity Action initiative. In the program's first three months, NYU has seen a savings of ~$1.2 million for over 1,200 students who've already participated.

Join NYU’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Mark Siegal, and Kaplan’s Vice President for University Partnerships, Kim Canning, along with our moderator, Kaplan’s Chief People Officer, Yvonne Yancy, for a discussion of how NYU approaches the challenge of advancing the academic success of all of its students. 

Key webcast topics include:

• Using data to identify opportunities to advance equity.
• Engaging faculty and students in improving courses and curricula.
• Scaling high-impact practices to reach more students, more equitably.
• Smoothing the path for students’ next steps to graduate school by providing free access to test prep for standardized exams, such as the MCAT, LSAT, GRE and GMAT.

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