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Texas A&M-Kingsville director selected for Every Learner Equity Advisory Board

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KINGSVILLE (May 2, 2022) — Dr. Rolando R. Garza, director of the Center for Academic Technology in the Division of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently appointed to the 2022 Every Learner Everywhere Equity Advisory Board. His appointment is for one year.

 

“It is an honor to be appointed to the Every Learner Everywhere Equity Advisory Board with leaders from all over the country to provide advice and guidance to the network regarding strategic priorities related to advancing racial justice and socioeconomic equity through digital learning,” he said.

 

“Every learner works at the intersection of equity, digital learning and evidence-based teaching with the goal of improving student outcomes for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, poverty-affected and first-generation students,” Garza added. “As a first-time generation student with a doctorate and a leader in digital learning throughout the state and across the nation, I will be able to bring a perspective of the voices to every learner and especially our Hispanic-serving institution, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and help make a difference in Every Learner Everywhere on digital learning.”

 

About Dr. Rolando R. Garza

Dr. Rolando R. Garza is currently serving as the director of the Center for Academic Technology. He has a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in distance education and instructional technology.

 

He serves on the Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education Executive Committee as Legislative Committee Chair. He also serves on the Executive Board of the United States Distance Learning Association as Chair of State Chapters.

 

About Every Learner Everywhere

Every Learner Everywhere advocates for equitable outcomes in United States higher education through advances in digital learning. Their mission is to help institutions use new technology to innovate teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes for Black, Latinx and Indigenous students, poverty-affected students and first-generation students.

 

It is a network of 12 partner organizations with expertise in evaluating, implementing, scaling and measuring the efficacy of education technologies, curriculum and course design strategies, teaching practices and support services that personalize instruction for student in blended and online learning environments.

 

Their collaborative work in advance equity in higher education centers on the transformation of postsecondary teaching and learning. They build capacity in colleges and universities to improve student outcomes with digital learning through direct technical assistance, timely resources and toolkits and ongoing analysis of institution practices and market trends.

 

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