Through our work as task force members, we aim to identify resources for student-parents; bridge the gap between students and faculty and facilitate an ongoing dialogue; develop student-faculty policies, guidelines, and protocols for the classroom and in higher education more broadly; cultivate an open-mindedness among faculty toward the needs of student-parents; and promote engagement with key stakeholders involved in promoting the success of student-parents.
All task force members complete original research and advocacy projects focused on promoting the success of student-parents. Our overarching goal is to identify strategies for harnessing the unique value that students-parents’ diverse experiences bring to higher education.
This project is funded by The Center for the Humanities’ CUNY Adjunct Incubator Research and Development grant.
College students who are also parents of young children have far fewer hours to study, a new report from Borough of Manhattan Community College shows.
After paid work, childcare and other responsibilities, a college student with preschool-aged children has, on average, about 10 hours left per day to sleep, eat, relax and complete schoolwork.
On-campus child care can help student parents manage college costs.
Disparity of available care could further widen the college-degree divide by race and income, experts say.
How changes to federal financial aid policies would likely improve their plight.
There are nearly 2.1 million single mothers in college today, many of whom are women of color.
More than one-quarter of American undergraduates have children, but on-campus childcare is hard to find.
Parenting is a challenge. So is earning a college degree. Doing both at the same time can be daunting.