AIR/GWU Event: What’s in it for Students? The National Attainment Agenda and Individual Success

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

The George Washington University
Marvin Center, Room 309
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Join the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development for the first in a series of seminars on what the national attainment agenda means for individuals. The conversation about increasing the number of postsecondary degree and certificate holders almost always centers on U.S. competitiveness and productivity at home and abroad. Only rarely are the needs and dilemmas of individual students front and center.

  • Who are the students now being encouraged to enroll in and complete college?
  • How can we better understand what these students need and want so that they obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to get and keep jobs?
  • What public and institutional policies best help students on the margin of postsecondary enrollment and success?

Thomas Bailey, Director
Community College Research Center
Teachers College Columbia University

Jonathan Gueverra
Chief Executive Officer
Community College of DC

James Rosenbaum, Professor of Education and Social Policy
Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University

Michael J. Feuer, Dean
Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Crystala Lewis
American Institutes for Research

Event Information

April 16, 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM ET