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Monday, October 9 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Anchoring Access and Success at RU-N (30 mins)

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From Fall 2012 to Fall 2016, Rutgers University – Newark increased its enrollment of residents of the City of Newark over 40% and its enrollment of students from the surrounding metropolitan region (Irvington, Orange, and East Orange). This outcome is a non-accidental product of our strategic plan, “Where Opportunity Meets Excellence,” that charts a course to increase access to and degree completion for the predominantly first-generation and low-income students that our research university serves—and to ensure that the benefits of these efforts are especially felt in the city for which the university functions as an anchor institution. The initiatives that have been created or expanded to this end reach from traditional enrollment management offices and academic units to student affairs and, via the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, beyond to local schools and community colleges, churches and community-based organizations, and foundations. The highly collaborative approach that we have pursued has yielded not only results, but also interesting innovations in curriculum, honors education, financial aid delivery, and college access and financial literacy education. We will focus our presentation on describing these innovations in terms meant to promote their adoption at other institutions.


John Gunkel

Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University Newark

Bil Leipold

Associate Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University- Newark

Monday October 9, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am MDT
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