Opinion: Pride Month is Celebration and a Call for Justice in Libraries, Classrooms, and Cafeterias By Irissa Baxter-Luper As we enter June, LGBTQIA+ Pride is celebrated across the globe. Catalyzed by riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, Pride is not just a time for celebration, but a time to call for justice for LGBTQ+ individuals. As public opinion waivers, higher education institutions face an important choice: to be vocal advocates or to turn a blind eye. Across the state and country, LGBTQIA+ students continue to be bullied, classrooms are increasingly hostile, and libraries are erasing themes related to gender [...]
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Opinion: Pride Month is Coming, and Oklahoma Colleges and Universities Should Publicly Commit to Fostering Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students, Educators, and Administrators By Josiah Robinson Now more than ever, Oklahoma higher education institutions should celebrate the diversity and beauty of the thousands of LGBTQ+ students and staff in colleges and universities across the state. But the chilling effect following recent events has some afraid to speak out. Nationally, there have been an unprecedented number of bills introduced in state legislatures that target gender and sexual minorities. The safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ students, educators, and administrators on college and university [...]
Article quoted from: https://www.valuenews.com/tulsa-higher-education-consortium-to-host-convening-linking-leaders-in-education-and-business-news-article_5856 "On Wednesday, November 9th, the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium will host an annual Fall Convening at the University of Tulsa for its member institutions, local educators, and Tulsa-area business and industry leaders. Attendees will collaborate and share innovative ideas for supporting Tulsa-area college and university students. Speakers at the event include Rebecka Peterson, Oklahoma’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, George Justice, Provost for the University of Tulsa, and a keynote address from Leonelle Thompson of Williams. Other highlights include a student panel of Tulsa-area students and graduates and time to collaborate and connect with professionals who are [...]
News on 6 Feature TULSA, Okla. - An organization here in Tulsa is working to help students succeed in college. Doctor Laura Latta with the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium joined us on Thursday to talk about about the resources and programs that they offer.
"Seven Tulsa institutions make up the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium. This collaboration between Tulsa Community College, NSU, the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Langston University, Rogers State University and the University of Tulsa works to improve communication between the institutions, better meet the needs of both students and their future employers, and improve the graduation rate." Read more about the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium in the August issue of Tulsa People.
Once we know about the barriers to persistence and completion, we must ask ourselves what to do about them.
Upping College Degree Attainment in State is Critical for Future, Higher Ed Chancellor tells Tulsa Consortium With the number of critical occupations requiring college degrees projected to increase in the state, it’s more important than ever to help more Oklahomans attain them, the state’s higher education chancellor said Wednesday. “We’ve got a lot of ground to make up and not a lot of time to do it,” Allison Garrett told the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium’s Spring Convening at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow. Read more on tulsaworld.com.
Leaders from higher education and the business and industry sectors will gather April 13 for the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow. Read more on tulsaworld.com.
Collaboration to help more area students earn bachelor’s degrees and better meet workforce needs was the theme Thursday as the Tulsa Regional Chamber held its first in-person event in more than a year and a half. Read more on tulsaworld.com