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This monthly podcast focuses on P-20 education pathways with a focus on research and leadership that promotes educational equity, justice, and excellence for all students. This podcast is a product of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership or OCCRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about OCCRL at occrl.illinois.edu.

Democracy’s College: Research and Leadership in Educational Equity, Justice, and Excellence Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This monthly podcast focuses on P-20 education pathways with a focus on research and leadership that promotes educational equity, justice, and excellence for all students. This podcast is a product of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership or OCCRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about OCCRL at occrl.illinois.edu.

    Key Elements to Successfully Connecting Foster Care Youth to Educational Resources for Postsecondary Success

    Key Elements to Successfully Connecting Foster Care Youth to Educational Resources for Postsecondary Success

    In this episode, Nathaniel Stewart talks with Mauriell Amechi, Regina Gavin Williams, and Blayne Stone Jr. about how the transitions and pathways to postsecondary education are similar and different for Black former foster care students. The scholars also discuss key elements to successfully connect foster care youth to educational resources that help advance the postsecondary education opportunities for this student population.

    • 40 min
    Working Together to Create a Transfer-Receptive Culture

    Working Together to Create a Transfer-Receptive Culture

    In this episode, José Del Real Viramontes talks with Santiago Bernal, Alfred Herrera, and Dimpal Jain about how community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities can work together to develop and enhance a transfer-receptive culture.

    • 28 min
    Critically Examining Whiteness and Explaining and Addressing Racism

    Critically Examining Whiteness and Explaining and Addressing Racism

    In this episode, Dr. Nolan L. Cabrera joins OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher to examine whiteness and discuss various areas of racism. Dr. Cabrera is an associate professor of educational policy studies and practice at the University of Arizona.

    • 47 min
    Working Toward Equity for Underrepresented Individuals in Career and Technical Education and the CTE Workforce

    Working Toward Equity for Underrepresented Individuals in Career and Technical Education and the CTE Workforce

    In this episode, OCCRL Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher talks with Rita Ali and Jennifer Foster about implementing paths toward equity for underrepresented individuals in career and technical education and in the CTE workforce. Ali is the vice president of workforce and diversity at Illinois Central College, and Foster is the deputy executive director for the Illinois Community College Board.

    • 34 min
    The Possibilities and Challenges of Open Educational Resources

    The Possibilities and Challenges of Open Educational Resources

    In this episode, Nina Owolabi, a research assistant at OCCRL, talks with Heather Blicher about the many possibilities as well as the challenges of open educational resources for instructors and institutions. Blicher is a coordinator of librarian services for two campuses at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia.

    • 24 min
    Racial justice, Educational Philanthropy, and the Needs and Roles of Community Colleges in the Postsecondary Landscape

    Racial justice, Educational Philanthropy, and the Needs and Roles of Community Colleges in the Postsecondary Landscape

    In this episode, Heather McCambly and Lorenzo Baber talk about the intersections of racial justice, educational philanthropy, and the needs and roles of community colleges in the COVID-19 postsecondary landscape. McCambly is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University who is studying the intersections of racial justice and educational philanthropy. Dr. Baber is an associate professor of higher education and the program chair of higher education at Loyola University.

    • 22 min

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