How to Create a Secondary-Postsecondary Partnership to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Underrepresented Populations in Higher Education

March 2, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern

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Institutions of higher learning and professional firms report concerns about lack of diversity in the workplace. Intentional partnerships can help bridge this gap. This webinar will focus on how to develop a secondary-postsecondary partnership to intentionally promote diversity, inclusion, and recognition of under-represented populations through collaboration and integrated planning strategies.

The presenters will share their goals and project planning for a competency-based, project-based learning model — with an emphasis on mentoring. This mentoring model was designed to assist high school students of Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) to envision a better future while working with graduate students of College of Architecture, Planning, and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop collaborative partnerships between secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.
  2. Design competency-based, project-based learning models in conjunction with secondary education partners.
  3. Develop strategies that will help you recruit and retain a diverse student body.
  4. Discover intentional collaboration and planning strategies that leads to the promotion of inclusion, diversity, and recognition of under-represented populations.


Dr. Ivan Banks (retired)
School of Education and Psychology
Alcorn State University


Vibhavari Jani
Interior Architecture & Product Design
Kansas State University

Dr. Tim Murrell
Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)