Centennial Lecture Series Continues January 11 in Los Angeles with Bridget Terry Long—Register Now

December 2016

The AERA Centennial Lecture Series, which aims to bring innovative education research and leading scholars to cities across the United States, will hold its third lecture and open forum on January 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Bridget Terry Long, Academic Dean and the Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will discuss “Supporting College Student Access and Success.”

The lecture and discussion forum are directed to higher education issues facing students in the southern California region. The event will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center at 6:00 pm PST followed by a buffet reception. The event and reception are open to the public.   

Los Angeles: “Supporting College Student Access and Success”

Long aims to address in her lecture the most pernicious problems facing higher education—the stratification of college access by income and race and poor completion rates. She will consider how research has improved our understanding of the challenges students face, as well as the supports that can help them. She notes in her work that there is a growing and compelling body of evidence on the policies and programs that are effective in improving the postsecondary outcomes.  She will focus her talk on those research-based ways to better support postsecondary students.

Long’s brief lecture will be followed by an open forum with experts from diverse sectors and attendees.  Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, education reporter at Southern California Public Radio, will moderate the event.

AERA Highlights readers interested in connecting research to important issues of college accessibility are strongly encouraged to register and to share news of these upcoming lectures.