[ONLINE] - Making Advising and Student Supports Accessible for Students in the COVID-19 Crisis


At the height of the last recession, the federal government invested $2 billion in community colleges to create innovative workforce programs. Our team of researchers at New America spent the last two years researching the impact of the TAACCCT program and have identified lessons that can inform community colleges’ response to the current crisis.

Join us on April 15 from 2-3:30 pm ET to hear from community college leaders, student advisors, and grant evaluators about how lessons from TAACCCT are making a difference in our nation in the time of COVID-19 and informing the transition to fully online student support services.

We will feature leaders from several TAACCCT grants with strong online advising and support presence who will share guiding principles for community colleges to adapt to a fully virtual environment. These grantees are using programs and practices developed through TAACCCT to offer students the guidance and support they need to persist, complete their programs, and prepare for employment at this crucial moment in our nation’s history. At a time when students are being forced to transition to online learning, supporting and guiding them while maintaining social distancing will make their continued success possible. We invite you to join us on the 15th to learn more.

Follow the conversation online using #CConline and following @NewAmericaEd.

Also, please join us on April 16 from 2-3:30 Eastern to hear about TAACCCT’s lessons for creating flexible and responsive healthcare programs.


Renee Edwards
Rutgers University

Dave Jarrat
Inside Track

Jan Pomeroy
Anoka Ramsey Community College

Renee Scheering
Salt Lake Community College

Richard Stephenson
Jefferson College


Ivy Love
New America

Iris Palmer
New America