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The Case for Student-Led Higher Education Policy

Student stories have influenced higher education policy and decision making for decades. But in today’s contentious higher education landscape, bridging growing ideological divides and achieving results requires student voice AND student action. In this session, higher education experts and students will make the case for a student-led higher education policy movement, exploring how student voice has lead to meaningful change and how student advocacy can change hearts, minds, and policy.

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  1. Attendees will learn the benefits of incorporating student voice into higher ed policy advocacy and bringing them to the table on decision-making.
  2. Attendees will learn best practices for utilizing student action to create sustainable change and policy movement at the federal and state level.
  3. Attendees will hear from former government officials what higher education policy advocacy tactics worked best and moved them to action.



Ernest Ezeugo, Policy Director, National Campus Leadership Council

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  • Tags: student voice
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Student Agency
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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