Scaling Solutions to Higher Ed's Biggest Challenges

Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
OLC Session

Brief Abstract

This invitation-only workshop is focused on scaling solutions to the most pressing challenges that are threatening equity and access in higher education acrossthe US. Four challenges have been identified and detailed in a special NMC call-to-action publication, with potential, evidence-based solutions in various stages. This event aims to move the needle of progress through a series of design thinking-inspired activities.

Working in teams, participants will develop programs for institutions to implement challenge solutions, design frameworks to measure success, and share ideas on reaching institutional decision-makers to scale solutions across Higher Ed. Student ambassadors will provide invaluable perspectives in the discussions and activities to support improved retention and completion. Thought leaders will share inspirational “lightning talks.”

The Higher Ed challenges at the heart of the workshop include:

  • Financial Aid for Alternative Learning Opportunities
  • Supporting Adjunct Faculty through Tech Deployment
  • Integrating Student Data Across Platforms
  • Scaling Evidence-Based Methods Across Disciplines

Send an email to

Inquire about this Workshop


Michael is co-publisher of the e-Literate family of educational technology publications and Partner in MindWires LLC.