Keynote: Sara Goldrick-Rab, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Basic Needs Insecurity, and the Real Crisis in Higher Education”

07 Aug 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium

Keynote: Sara Goldrick-Rab, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Basic Needs Insecurity, and the Real Crisis in Higher Education”

During this keynote, Sara Goldrick-Rab will describe her studies of how today’s students experience public higher education and reveal a real but often-unrecognized crisis: basic needs insecurity.  Describing the structural roots of this challenge and current institutional responses, she will outline an agenda for action and challenge the audience to consider the many ways in which college students could be supported so that they are ready to learn.


Sara Goldrick-Rab is coauthor of Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordabilityand has written on education issues for the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. Goldrick-Rab is currently a Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia, and is a former professor of higher education policy and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s first laboratory aimed at improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named her Twitter account (@saragoldrickrab) the most indispensable one to follow.