40 min

S2 E11 | Serving Equitable Learning for Life - with Michelle Marks An Educated Guest

    • Education

What does it mean to be an equity-serving institution? And how can universities actually serve learners for life?

Michelle Marks, Chancellor of the University of Colorado, Denver (CU Denver), sheds light on these topics in the quest to redefine the public, urban research institution. On this episode of An Educated Guest, hosted by Todd Zipper, EVP and GM at Wiley, Todd and Michelle explore CU Denver’s ambitious strategic goals to equitably serve a diverse population of students for life.

Key Takeaways:
How CU Denver is redefining the public urban research institution
The impact of CU Denver partnering with Apple and K-12 to teach tech skills early
How the university’s Smart Cities living laboratory can improve Coloradans’ quality of life
How CU Denver’s work as an “age-friendly university” is creating a new, non-traditional learner demographic

Guest Bio
Michelle Marks is the Chancellor of the University of Colorado, Denver, as well as a tenured professor. She is well-known for developing innovative programs that help students succeed, attracting new student populations, facilitating research opportunities, and driving new revenue growth.

Previously, Michelle served as vice president for academic innovation and new ventures at George Mason University. In this role, she focused on leading strategic partnerships to deliver online programming at scale and support adult degree completion.

Michelle holds a BS in psychology from James Madison University and an MA and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from George Mason University.

What does it mean to be an equity-serving institution? And how can universities actually serve learners for life?

Michelle Marks, Chancellor of the University of Colorado, Denver (CU Denver), sheds light on these topics in the quest to redefine the public, urban research institution. On this episode of An Educated Guest, hosted by Todd Zipper, EVP and GM at Wiley, Todd and Michelle explore CU Denver’s ambitious strategic goals to equitably serve a diverse population of students for life.

Key Takeaways:
How CU Denver is redefining the public urban research institution
The impact of CU Denver partnering with Apple and K-12 to teach tech skills early
How the university’s Smart Cities living laboratory can improve Coloradans’ quality of life
How CU Denver’s work as an “age-friendly university” is creating a new, non-traditional learner demographic

Guest Bio
Michelle Marks is the Chancellor of the University of Colorado, Denver, as well as a tenured professor. She is well-known for developing innovative programs that help students succeed, attracting new student populations, facilitating research opportunities, and driving new revenue growth.

Previously, Michelle served as vice president for academic innovation and new ventures at George Mason University. In this role, she focused on leading strategic partnerships to deliver online programming at scale and support adult degree completion.

Michelle holds a BS in psychology from James Madison University and an MA and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from George Mason University.

40 min

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