Exploring new realities: Pandemic implications for higher education operating models and student success

The TIAA Institute held a symposium to examine how colleges and universities are managing financial and operational challenges related to COVID-19. The program included in-depth conversations with campus leaders, brief presentations of Institute-supported research, and a review of a new white paper developed by TIAA and EY-Parthenon that examines how institutions can manage new risks, strengthen financial sustainability, and address changing stakeholder demands. You can download the Symposium program guide and the TIAA-EY Parthenon report from the Download Report Materials box on this page.

Featured speakers:

David Alexander, St. Olaf College, Michael Gower, Rutgers University and Pierre Joanis, Bucknell University
The New Normal: Higher Education in a Post-COVID 19 World

Alcione Frederick and Melissa Rivas, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Financial Aid Innovations for College Affordability and Mitigating Student Debt

Greg Ratliff, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Strengthening Colleges’ Financial Sustainability with Equity in Mind

Wil Del Pilar, The Education Trust
Disproportionate student debt and default rates among African American student

As COVID-19 accelerates the impact of long-term trends on the higher education sector, the TIAA Institute is proud to support research and convenings that help campus leaders chart a path forward.