UIA - Kresge: UIA 2 Taking Higher Education Innovation and Scale to the Next Level (ASUF 30005864)

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UIA - Kresge: UIA 2 Taking Higher Education Innovation and Scale to the Next Level (ASUF 30005864) UIA 2.0 & National Convening For the past three years, the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) has served as a leading engine for student success innovation and collaboration in higher education. While member institutions have achieved significant impact through our collective innovation and scaling work, the need for broader reach is as great as ever. An important change has occurred since the alliance first formed. For the first time in US history, a majority of students in the K-12 public education system are from low-income backgrounds. Despite efforts to improve student success for this particular population -- both on the part of the UIA and more broadly -- national progress has been limited. If universities wish to serve these students more effectively, we must identify more solutions to help them attain a degree, and continue scaling methods that are proven to work. This change in student demographics is occurring at a time when those who question the value of a college degree have become more vocal, and the policy landscape in Washington may shift away from stressing college completion as a way to improve Americas competitiveness. The higher education community must act as a counterbalance. The UIAs progress demonstrates that higher education institutions can serve under-represented students more effectively. Yet we are only 11 institutions. To truly disrupt American higher education and make it more focused on student success and degree attainment, we must expand our sphere of influence. As we approach our next phase, we recognize a need for intentional planning and execution. With this proposal, it is our pleasure to present the next phase of our strategy: UIA 2.0.
Effective start/end date8/1/177/31/20


  • Kresge Foundation: $1,000,000.00


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