Association of American Colleges and Universities

Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations – Mar 28-30

Posted on March 5, 2019

Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations
March 28–30, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us for “Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations” to examine what it means to work toward a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability.

Engaged inclusivity transforms the dialogue on inclusion from general acceptance and tolerance of difference to active institutional transformation, based on the belief that the richness of our culture is because of our diversity and a recognition of our common humanity.

The conference will provide a forum for educators, students, and community stakeholders to raise critical questions about institutional and external practices, policies, and structures that hinder full inclusion and to identify strategies for improving the educational environment for all participants.

Conference Highlights

Keynote Address
Resisting Marginality with Radical Inclusivity: Reimagining Possibility in the Higher Education of Today
Charles H.F. Davis III, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education and Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Research, USC Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California

Plenary Panel
Perspectives on Campus Inclusion and Free Expression: Navigating Tensions and Harmonizing Interests
Lorelle Espinosa, Vice President for Research, American Council on Education; Andrew Hughey, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion, Community College of Allegheny County; Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U; and Jennifer Bloomquist, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Dean of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs, Gettysburg College

Closing Plenary
Reframing Disability: Challenging What We Think We Know
Amanda Kraus, Assistant Vice President, Campus Life, University of Arizona

Selected Sessions:

  • Translating Equity-Focused Theory into Transformative Practice; Carnegie Mellon University
  • Valuing Transfer Students’ Voices: Practical Possibilities for Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions; University of Colorado Boulder
  • Inclusive Excellence in Honors: Reframing the Narrative and Reimagining our Community; Loyola University New Orleans; Rutgers University Newark; and Westminster College
  • Take Not for Granted a Privileged Place: Overcoming White Fragility in the Classroom; University of Baltimore
    Closing the Equity Gap Through Purposeful and Intentional Pathway Mapping; Maricopa County Community College District; GateWay Community College; Mesa Community College; and South Mountain Community College
  • The Role of Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in Assessment in Higher Education; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Universal Design for Learning and Student Success; Point Park University
  • Decolonizing the HSI Community College through Community-Engaged Cultural Arts Programming; Palo Alto College
  • Fostering Equity for Linguistically Diverse Students; Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Bringing Neurodiversity Culture to Campus: Issues and Opportunities; Landmark College
  • Using Protocols to Facilitate Sensitive Conversations about Diversity with Undergraduate Students; Weber State University
  • Dismantling the ‘US vs. International’ Dichotomy: Creating Synergy between Diversity and Global Education; University of Massachusetts Amherst

AAC&U also offers Pre-Conference Workshops. Separate registration and fee is required ($125 members; $195 non-members); seating will be limited, so register early.

AAC&U invites individuals and teams to register today to lend expertise and valuable perspectives to these critical conversations.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh. For more information, call (202) 387-3760 or write to network@aacu.org.

Register: https://www.aacu.org/conferences/dlss/2019/registration

Meeting details: https://www.aacu.org/conferences/dess/2019


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