Please see the message below from the National College Access Network (NCAN) partner Institute for Higher Education Policy about an opportunity for students to share their stories.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:07 PM
To: Hairston, Christen
Subject: Casting Call for IHEP Documentary Film--Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student
Do you know any students who have faced or are facing challenges in accessing higher education? For example, students who have had or are experiencing challenges with going through the college admission process, finding the right college, or paying for it all? If so, we need your help!
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is creating a documentary film titled “Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student.” This film seeks to tell the real life story of individuals—their lives, their challenges, and their triumphs—in order to maintain focus on the critical barriers that remain for far too many students in gaining access to an affordable, quality college education that will improve their life chances. If we are to meet our nation’s college attainment goals, ensuring access to and success in higher education for diverse populations is more important than ever.
As part of our research, we would like to talk to students about some of the barriers to access they have faced. From this group of students, we plan to select four individuals to highlight in the film. The categories of students we are seeking include the following:
• First-generation students
• Low-income/working poor students
• Culturally diverse students
• Adult students displaced by the workforce and are reentering college • Military veterans • Students who have transferred or are in the process of transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution
If you have one or more students who come to mind, or can refer us to someone who might, please feel free to send me a quick email at [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or call me at 202-861-8243<tel:202-861-8243>. We know your schedule, like ours, is probably full so I can follow up with a phone call in the next couple of weeks to discuss any individuals or leads you might be able to provide.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Christen Cullum Hairston
Senior Research Analyst
Institute for Higher Education Policy
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Washington, DC 20006
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The Institute for Higher Education Policy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to promoting access to and success in higher education for all students. Based in Washington, D.C., IHEP develops innovative policy- and practice-oriented research to guide policymakers and education leaders as they address our nation’s most pressing education challenges.