2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success: The Power of Collective Action

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When
3/19/2020 - 3/21/2020
Where
New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street New Orleans 70130

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Program


Thursday, 19 March 2020

 
Pre-Conference Institute: Presented in partnership with Excelencia in Education
Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
3/19/2020 8:00 AM

Pre-Conference Institute: Creating Campuses for All Voices Presented in partnership with PEN America
In recent years, colleges and universities have become proxies for a set of national conflicts writ large over free speech, diversity, equity, and inclusion. How should campus actors make sense of these challenges? How can they balance obligations to these precepts? This one-day institute, organized by PEN America, will provide crucial context for this national debate, as well as practical and principled guidance for faculty, administrators, and campus leaders. Through interactive workshops and symposia, the institute will equip attendees with guidance for balancing free speech and inclusion across a range of scenarios, from protests and invited speakers to ideological clashes in the classroom. Additional information: https://www.aacu.org/conferences/dess/2020/PENAmericaInstitute.
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
3/19/2020 9:00 AM

Pre-Conference Workshop: Exploring How Ableism Shapes the Disability Experience and Influences Higher Education
This pre-conference workshop will explore how disability is framed in society and how ableist ideas influence higher education. We will begin with a brief exploration of disability history and how dynamics of power and privilege shape the disability experience. We then will analyze how stereotypes and biases about disability are represented and reinforced in language, media, and design and use emerging research to unpack examples of disability-specific microaggressions. Participants will reflect on their personal and professional beliefs about disability and identify ways to reframe disability in practice, specifically in becoming more effective advocates for access and representing disability to campus audiences in more progressive ways.
Amanda Kraus, Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Policy Studies and Practice; Assistant Vice President for Campus Life; and Executive Director for Disability Resources and Housing & Residential Life–University of Arizona
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop: Exploring How Ableism Shapes the Disability Experience and Influences Higher Education
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Workshop 2: Engaging in Faculty Hiring as an Anti-Racist Practice
This hands-on workshop will provide tools and strategies to embed equity-mindedness into faculty and staff hiring processes. Participants will learn how to analyze position announcements through the lens of racial equity; review ways in which ‘required qualifications’ act as barriers that contribute to the racial homogeneity of higher education faculty, leaders, and staff; and create interview questions that are specifically designed to assess applicants’ racial literacy. The workshop leaders will use a variety of teaching strategies that draw on the Equity-Minded Hiring Institutes held by the Center for Urban Education and in the center’s work with campuses throughout California and other states. To take full benefit of this workshop, participants should bring artifacts associated with hiring on their campus, including copies of position announcements, guidelines for search committees, and interview protocols.
Estela Mara Bensimon, Dean’s Professor in Educational Equity and Director, Center for Urban Education–University of Southern California, and Maxine Roberts, Principal—Education Commission of the States
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Workshop 3: Student Leadership for Religious Pluralism
The Coach Program, sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), is a professional development cohort for students that focuses on leadership experiences around religious pluralism. Workshop facilitators will lead reflective activities about developing leadership skills using a case study-based approach to social change. Participants will discuss the opportunities and challenges of religious pluralism in the United States, exploring why interfaith cooperation is critical to student leadership on campus and beyond.  Students who are participating in the IFYC Coach Program will facilitate the workshop. While this is a student-centered space, session leaders welcome the unique perspectives of faculty and staff and will share strategies and examples featuring the power of coalition-building.
Tanner Crunelle, Student—College of Charleston; and Hannah Minks, Program Manager—Interfaith Youth Core
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM

Campus Visit: Tours of Truth
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/19/2020 2:00 PM