WCE’s Kevin McClure Receives Joyce Foundation Grant for Study on How COVID-19 Affects Rural Colleges

Monday, June 15, 2020

Kevin McClure, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNCW’s Watson College of Education, has received a grant through the Joyce Foundation for a program titled “Federal Support for Broadly Accessible Rural-Serving Institutions in Response to COVID-19.” Funds totaling $101,000 will support a six-month collaborative effort to understand how budget cuts might impact rural student access and attainment at public universities and to identify federal policy recommendations.

“The pandemic has created enormous challenges across higher education, and the effects won’t be evenly distributed,” McClure said. “Broad access institutions often have fewer resources to weather budget cuts, yet they are incredibly important to college access, degree completion, and public health infrastructure. We want to use data to show those contributions and make the case that now is the time for investment.”

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