A third of college students in the U.S. are enrolled in community colleges and completion rates are as low as 22%. Despite this, relatively few edtech companies are focusing specifically on serving this student population.
Join us to find out how edtech is currently impacting community college students; what's working, what's not, what else is needed and other big ideas for the future. We'll discuss these topics with a great line-up of panelists:
Gina Sipley, Instructor, Nassau Community College, SUNY
Gina is a tenure track Instructor of Reading and Basic Education at Nassau CC and a PhD student studying Digital Literacies and Gaming at Hofstra University. She writes about EdTech for Al Jazeera America,EdSurge, Mic and is a nationally recognized Teacher of the Future.
Professor David Finegold, Chief Acadamic Officer, American Honors
David is the founding Chief Academic Officer for American Honors, a new organization devoted to expanding opportunities and lowering the costs for talented students to obtain a high quality undergraduate education by building honors colleges at leading community colleges, combined with 2 + 2 pathways to the the leading public and private US universities.
Melinda Mechur Karp - Assistant Director, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Melinda is a leading expert on smoothing students' transition into college and supporting them once there. Over the past 15 years at the Community College Research Center, she has led studies examining advising, counseling, and support services; college 101 courses; and dual enrollment programs.
Alexandra Meis, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Kinvolved
Kinvolved has developed an app that records, analyzes, and communicates attendance data. The company has recently been named a Finalist for the Robin Hood Foundation $5M College Success Prize which recognizes the most promising technology interventions to help community college students continue their studies and successfully attain their associate degree. Alex was recently named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education and is a 2012 Education Pioneers Fellow.
Join us for a memorable night of great networking, drinking and learning!