Question #6: What questions about Open Education are you grappling with?
What does successful equity work look like for an institution or an individual faculty member? As I said before, measuring success when it comes to equity work is difficult. We can count heads or grades but we can’t count anything that will show the transformation. For me, I will believe that change has come when institutions demonstrate their commitment to the success of all students. When I first started working in higher education, the emphasis was on access and getting students into college. But in the last two decades I’ve seen a growing recognition that we need to focus on what happens once students walk through the doors, what happens while they are here, and what happens when they walk out the doors. Everyone at every level of the institution understands that. Having an institutional focus on equitable outcomes needs to be that deeply and widely understood.