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Innovation Insights: A Keynote with Stephanie Khurana

From Access to Achievement: Digital Education Innovations to Drive Student Success

Date & Time

May 8, 2024, 4:00 PM - May 8, 2024, 5:00 PM


Center for Academic Innovation – 317 Maynard Street

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Join the Center for Academic Innovation for our next Innovation Insights Keynote from Stephanie Khurana, CEO of Axim Collaborative, formerly edX, who will discuss how innovations in digital education can support student success in post-secondary education. Systemic challenges have resulted in more and more people starting post-secondary education but not completing it, leaving these students with debt and no degree. There are 40 million people in the U.S. alone in this bind.

Khurana will provide insights into how institutions can help students overcome these challenges by providing more flexible hybrid programs, generative AI advising supports, dynamic labor market data connecting courses and careers, and building robust pathways to and through degree programs. She will share how, together, these opportunities for inclusive innovation can support improved outcomes for millions of underserved students.


Innovation Insights

The Center for Academic Innovation brings together people who want to transform education, share knowledge, and increase learner success by hosting inspiring talks, collaborative problem-solving workshops, and discussions on the latest in educational research and practice. The Innovation Insights series features a diverse lineup of topics, delivered by leaders in academia and private industry, united by the common goals of delivering insights into how to further academic innovation and build the future of education.

This event series will not be live-streamed or recorded. This decision reflects both agreements with speakers and the desire to encourage engagement during and around the event.


About Stephanie Khurana

Stephanie brings more than three decades of experience in social venture philanthropy, higher education, and the technology innovation space. Before Axim, she served as Managing Partner and COO of DRK Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that finds, funds, and supports innovative social ventures tackling complex societal problems. Her work focused on education equity, college success, and economic mobility, including service as a director on several boards. Previously, Stephanie was on the founding teams of two visionary technology start-ups: Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) and Surebridge, both of which went on to be sold. Stephanie also served in numerous roles at Harvard University to support student academic progress and build undergraduate communities. Stephanie received her BS from Cornell University and MBA and MPP from Harvard University.