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Exploring Higher Education Resources for Immigrant & Refugee Students

Tulsa Community College, McKeon Center for Creativity 910 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK

The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium will host an event for immigrant and refugee communities to share information on higher education options in Tulsa. The Consortium and higher education partners will discuss how to begin or restart a journey towards degree completion in Tulsa, leading to professional independence and economic mobility. Light refreshments will be provided. Register Online Watch the livestream

Perspectives Session with ImpactTulsa

Zoom Meeting

Registration for Perspectives Session 2 is now open! We're excited to partner with The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium to create conversation related to Higher Education and Employment trends across Oklahoma and the Tulsa region. The discussion aims to bring together higher education professionals, K-12 counselors and teachers, and business and industry leaders. The session will be held virtually (via Zoom) on September 14th from 4-5:30 pm. Please register in advance via this link:

Pandemic Innovations That are Here to Stay

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Emisha Maytubby, Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, at Langston University will discuss changes and innovations made in her courses due to COVID. While these course alterations were forced and made swiftly, many actually had a positive impact on student success and will have permanent place in the course structure. Dr. Maytubby will present for the first half of the presentation and then lead discussion with participants to share their own pandemic innovations that are here to stay. Register for the event here:

Tulsa Higher Education Consortium- 2022 Fall Convening

Allen Chapman Student Union - University of Tulsa 3135 E. 5th Pl., Tulsa

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the 2022 Fall Convening. EVENT DETAILS What: Tulsa Higher Education Consortium’s 2022 Fall Convening; Theme: Building Innovation through Collaboration Agenda linked here When: Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 Where: University of Tulsa- Allen Chapman Student Union, Great Hall, 3135 E 5th Pl, Tulsa, OK 74104 Parking: McFarlin Lot or Lorton Performance Center Lot (Printable Parking Passes) - print parking passes and place in dashboard. Campus Map: Important Details: Bring a laptop or tablet to the event if possible. Bring business cards for networking time. Breakfast, lunch, and social hour will be catered. If you have questions [...]

Community College to Four-Year Transfer

Zoom Meeting

Beginning the higher education journey at a community college is often an affordable and accessible option for students today. However, with more students looking to community colleges, it is imperative that the path to a bachelor's degree is paved and ready to welcome transfer students with a smooth transition. In order to first understand how to adequately support transfer students, we must first understand the barriers they encounter. Dr. Wyatt will present her research on "Identifying Community College Transfer Student Characteristics Associated with Graduation from a Four-Year Institution" and invite participants to share transfer support strategies on their own campuses. To [...]

Service-Learning: What it Really is and How to Incorporate it

Zoom Meeting

Rhonda Cochran, Coordinator of Service Learning, at OSU Health Sciences will talk about what service-learning really is and how it is different than volunteerism and other community engagement activities. This presentation is open to any higher education professionals that want to learn more about service learning and understand how they might incorporate it into their curriculum. To register:

Hispanic Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the Immigrant and First Generation Hispanic – American

Zoom Meeting

Officer Jesse Guardiola serves as the Hispanic Outreach Director and minority workforce expert for the Tulsa Police Department and President of a nationally recognized consulting firm. His research and expertise focus on Hispanic consumer development and workforce growth strategies.  In this presentation, Jesse will discuss 1) Understanding immigrants and first generation behavior 2) Fears and biases towards government, schools, and the broken immigration system 3) Five condition behaviors that are obstructive to first generation students To register in advance for this session, visit:

Economic Outcomes of First Generation Students

Zoom Meeting

Dr. Ana Hernández Kent is a senior researcher for the Institute for Economic Equity (IEE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She conducts research, performs data analysis and advises on issues of economic equity. Her primary research interests include: Examining economic disparities and opportunities through a demographic lens Exploring wealth outcomes and wealth inequality Highlighting the role of systemic biases and historical factors in facilitating or blocking wealth accumulation Dr. Hernández Kent will expand on her paper titled "First-Generation College Graduates Get a Financial Boost, but Don't Catch Up" and discuss wealth and economic outcomes of first-generation college students. [...]

LGBTQ Inclusivity Training

Zoom Meeting

Join Josiah Robinson and Irissa Baxter-Luper, two Oklahoma specialists in LGBTQ+ higher education inclusion, to strengthen your foundational understanding of the language, culture, and best practices for supporting individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. How can education professionals create welcoming environments for their diverse campus community? What local resources exist to support this work? This conversation will serve to build the groundwork for exploring establishing a community of practice to support marginalized communities within the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium. Register in advance for this meeting:

College Information Session

Zoom Meeting

On March 1st at 6 PM, THE Consortium’s Campus Ambassadors are hosting a virtual learning session about college options in the Tulsa-area. If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more about higher education options from the perspectives of our high school Campus Ambassadors, register here.  

Open Education Resources: What is OER and How to Use it

Zoom Meeting

Presenter: Dr. Josh Baker, Tulsa Community College Dr. Joshua Baker is currently a Faculty Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tulsa Community College. He has been an educator for 25 years, serving in K-12 for 13 years before transitioning to higher education at TCC. Dr. Baker has worked on several projects researching Open Education Resources (OER) and implementing their use in his mathematics and statistics courses. In this session we will discuss answers to the following questions: What is OER? What are the benefits for faculty and students? Are there specific considerations when deciding to use OER? How should [...]

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