Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on January 30, 2017

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change

A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
March 16–18, 2017
Jacksonville, FL
Register by February 23, 2017, for best conference rates

AAC&U invites you to join with colleagues at its annual conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success to explore how the individual and collective voices of students, faculty, staff, and community partners can be catalysts for transformative campus and social change. Attendees will discuss approaches to leading inclusive campus dialogues and learn how to design strategic plans that embrace diversity of thought, identity, and beliefs as core values of an educated citizenry and as critical components of a shared and socially responsible learning environment that promotes student success and engagement.

Plenaries include:

  • Civility, Free Speech, and the American College Campus: Action Required
    Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America
  • Righting History Now! The Voices of First-Generation Students of Color
    Felix Braffith, Director, Student Success and College Access, and Mayra Cortes, Shamarica Scott, Jimmy Merino-Cruz, Michail Lim, Dominique Ellerson, and Ivonne Madrigal, TRiO Students—all of the Evergreen State College
  • Taking Meaningful, Strategic, and Collective Action When the Stakes Are High
    Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Director, Weissman Center for Leadership, and Professor of Psychology and Education, Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society Program, Mount Holyoke College

In addition to a full roster of concurrent sessions and plenary presentations, AAC&U also offers practical Pre-Conference Workshops—three hours of active learning with some of higher education’s leading innovators in developing strategies, practices, and policies that lead to student success.

Learn more about this conference and register online.


For more information, please call 202.387.3760, or write to Karen Kalla at network@aacu.org.

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