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Welcome to the 2022 Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience! 

Our goal for the Institute is to help your campus team connect your project:

  • to a specific equity issue that will serve as a high-leverage opportunity for your progress.

  • to the strategic equity goals of your institution.

  • to similar work happening in other parts of your institution.

  • to the broader higher education equity ecosystem, including institutions with common geographic and/or project interests.

The 2022 Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience is hosted by the American Talent Initiative and the following leadership sites who shared responsibility for the planning and programming:
Claremont-McKenna College | George Mason University | Georgetown University | Ohio State University | Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg | Princeton University | Rutgers University, New Brunswick | University of Iowa | University of the Pacific | University of Pittsburgh | Xavier University of Louisiana
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Browse and filter the 2022 Summer Institute schedule below. Register for the event using the green “Sign Up” or “Log In” buttons to indicate your attendance at in-person events and gain access to zoom links for plenaries and virtual sessions. After you register, you may return to this page to add/edit your personal schedule. Zoom links will be made available in Sched 10 minutes before the start of each session.

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Monday, June 13
 

8:00am EDT

Daily Welcome Video
Dan Porterfield is President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. He has been recognized as a visionary strategist, transformational leader, devoted educator, and passionate advocate for justice and opportunity.

Prior to leading the Aspen Institute, Porterfield served for seven years as the President of Franklin & Marshall University. During that time he also helped to spearhead the creation of the American Talent Initiative, one of the lead partners since its inception of the Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience.

Here, he has recorded an inspiring welcome - an exhortation, in fact - to launch the Institute and acknowledge the labor and love that we bring to the work ahead.

Please click here to watch his welcome.


Monday June 13, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT

8:45am EDT

Monday Team Time Guidelines (dependent on time zone)
Monday Team Time 
Eastern Time Zone: 9:00am-11:30am; 1:30pm-2:30pm 
Central Time Zone: 8:00-10:30am; 12:30pm-1:30pm
Pacific Time Zone: 10:30-11:30am; 2:00pm-4:30pm

There is no Zoom link for Team Time here on Sched. Please arrange with your own campus for a Zoom link if your team will be meeting virtually.

Monday Team Time

Suggested Questions to be asking each other during this time:
  • What perspectives are represented on your team? Whose voices are missing?
  • How would you describe the places at your institution where you have influence?

Goal-setting:
  • What is your team looking to accomplish during/gain from the institute?
  • What is the ultimate ‘goal’ of your project? In 3-5 years' time, how would you describe the impact and efficacy of your intended project?

Contextualizing your project in your campus’ equity strategy:
Looking at your campus equity strategy
  • Who shaped this strategy? If one does not exist, what attempts were made?o Who is/is not empowered in this strategy?
  • Where does your goal fit into the strategy?
  • What impact will achieving your goal have on your campus?
  • How can the different projects – on one campus or among campuses –create synergy (or conflict)?

Institute Schedule: How will you make the best use of the institute to …
  • ... maximize your team’s internal productivity?
  • … interact with other teams from your campus and other campuses?
  • … learn from the parallel sessions of roundtables and workshops?
  • … learn from select coaches attending the Institute?
  • Be sure to look ahead to the expectations for the Wednesday Campus Plan Feedback Session to help you pace and focus your work.

For your team to consider:
  • Start and stop times for teams should be developed internally. 
  • We encourage 15-minute or 30-minute breaks to allow time to join provocations, workshops, and roundtables. 

Monday June 13, 2022 8:45am - 4:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

Welcome & Opening Provocation: Beware the Shrinking Imagination
Speakers
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Adanna Johnson

Associate Vice President, Georgetown University
Dr. Adanna J. Johnson is Associate Vice President for Student Equity and Inclusion and leads the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI) at Georgetown University. OSEI is an umbrella office for the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, the Community Scholars Program, the... Read More →
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Susannah McGowan

Director for Curriculum Transformation Initiatives, Georgetown University, The Red House
Susannah is the Director for Curriculum Transformation Initiatives at Designing the Future(s)/The Red House at Georgetown University . After starting her career in educational development at CNDLS from 2001-2007, she returned to Georgetown in Fall 2019 after an educational and experiential... Read More →
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Randy Bass

Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives, Georgetown University
Randy Bass is Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and Professor of English atGeorgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the RedHouse incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the Founding ExecutiveDirector of... Read More →
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Heidi Elmendorf

Director, Hub for Equity in Education; Associate Professor of Biology, Georgetown University
Professor Heidi Elmendorf has been at Georgetown University since 1999 as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.Prof. Elmendorf has spent her research career in the field of global health, studying parasitic diseases that primarily affect some of the world’s most underprivileged... Read More →
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Timothy K. Eatman

Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community, Rutgers University, Newark
Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D., is the inaugural dean of the HLLC. Most recently, he held an appointment as Associate Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at Syracuse University.  From 2012 to 2017, Tim served as Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Centering Equity in Enrollment Management and Admissions Strategies
The importance of enrollment management and admissions in achieving greater equity in higher education is clear. This isn't a one-size-fits-all issue, however, so we will begin this session by exploring how different institutions define "equity" in the context of access to higher education. How does the institutional history, current day context, and strategic equity goals affect admissions policies and procedures?

We'll next look at how the pandemic - and other societal, economic, cultural issues - have affected what schools are seeing in enrollment management and admissions. What new challenges/opportunities have arisen? Are these short- or long-term changes? What is worrisome/exciting about the future as we look not only at our own evolving institutions but also at the changing K-12 landscape and student populations?

Part of the work of this Institute is to think holistically about the higher education ecosystem. Thus, while each school often focuses on their piece of the higher education pool of applicants, here we'll close by exploring how different institutions can work in complementary ways to support the educational success of a greater number and greater diversity of students.


Speakers
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Keyana Scales

Vice President for Enrollment, Xavier University of Louisiana
Keyana Scales is Vice President for Enrollment Management at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is charged with strengthening the university’s enrollment through effective outreach strategies; overseeing the management of all aspects of the enrollment process; and ensuring that... Read More →
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Whitney A.E. Arjun

Director of Enrollment Management and Retention, Penn State Abington


Monday June 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Equity Leadership: Responding to Change, Continuity, & Sustainability
In higher education, efforts toward educational equity happen in the context of – and need to create resistance against – systems that are structurally inequitable. The type of radical change needed to transform these systems requires synergy between bold new ideas and sustainable solutions.

Changes in leadership can bring new thinking and create welcome disruptions within institutions, while long-term institutional leaders have the necessary network and knowledge of the institutional landscape. In a time of unprecedented turnover throughout the educational system, we see value in intentionally creating partnerships that draw on the complementary strengths of new and established leaders.
 
This session offers a conversation between two such institutional leaders. One has a long history with the institution and the other is relatively new. One sits in a University-wide position outside the academic structures; the other is a dean of the largest school.

Together, they will discuss the challenges and opportunities for strategic planning and navigating institutional change related to equity and inclusion. Although both leaders are at Georgetown University, the session is constructed to help open up issues of leadership and strategic change that could be applicable anywhere.

Speakers
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Rosemary Kilkenny

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Chief Diversity OfficerGeorgetown University, Georgetown University
"Rosemary Kilkenny currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Georgetown University. Rosemary’s previous positions included roles at Kent State University where served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Recruitment... Read More →
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Rosie Ceballo

Dean, Georgetown College, Georgetown University


Monday June 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Using Data on Campuses/Campus Climate Surveys
Drawing on campus climate surveys, student success data, and other sources institutions increasingly have lots of information about barriers to equity on their campuses. However, using this information requires much more than just analysis and report writing. Join us for a discussion about how we are communicating, collectively interpreting, and using data to inspire specific actions at our institutions. Specifically, we will host discussions focused on the following questions: What data have we found most useful in moving stakeholders to take action on equity issues? How have or could we engage our stakeholders at our institutions with these types of data? How have or could we use data to inspire specific actions, policies, or structures that support equity?

Roundtable Takeaways
  1. Ideas for the types of data and research projects that can produce actionable information about equity
  2. Techniques for how to engage stakeholders with equity data
  3. Tactics for responding to pushback and deficit models/explanations when engaging groups or decision makers with equity data
  4. Approaches for going beyond communicating data to helping campus stakeholders act on data

Speakers
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Justin Keen

Director of Assessment and Student-Centered Analytics, University of Dayton
Justin Keen is the Director of Assessment and Student-Centered Analytics within the Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives unit at University of Dayton. He has previously served as Director of Assessment and Planning within The University of Dayton Division of Student Development.Welcome... Read More →
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Drew Allen

Associate Vice President, Institutional Data Analytics, Georgetown University
Drew Allen is Associate Vice President leading the Office of Assessment and Decision Support (OADS) and providing strategic coordination in data collection, analysis, institutional research and assessment in support of University planning and continuous improvement of educational... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Team Time or 1-hour Break
Please use this hour to:
  • Meet with your team to discuss previous session
  • Take a break or lunch
  • Choose to meet with your team and one of the Summer Institute Coaches.

Monday June 13, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

High-Impact Practices and Equity: A Site for Institutional Integration
Research into high-impact practices (HIPs) like learning communities and undergraduate research suggests they have powerful benefits for learning, degree completion, and equity. This has motivated educators and campus leadership to incorporate HIPs into formal structures to support access, participation, and assessment. But those efforts have been halting, exposing some longstanding gaps between how we're organized in American higher education, and what we know about human learning. The colleges and universities that successfully build HIPs into student degree requirements often find they first need to break down institutional boundaries, convening students, faculty, and other educators who may be meeting for the first time.
 
This workshop will explore findings in a new book, "Delivering on the Promise of High-Impact Practices," including case studies from colleges and universities that seem to be making progress. Two of the co-editors will detail contributions from several chapters, and invite participants to think of how the experiences could applied in their own contexts. Session attendees will develop and share preliminary action plans in real time.



Speakers
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Jillian Kinzie

Director, NSSE Institute & NILOA Senior Scholar, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education
Jillian Kinzie is the Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the Interim Co-Director of National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, Indiana University School of Education. She conducts research and leads project activities on the effective use... Read More →
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Ken O'Donnell

Vice Provost, California State University Dominguez Hills


Monday June 13, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Integrating Inclusive Pedagogy into University Systems: 3 Models
Our workshop focuses on combating systemic racism with systemic anti-racism in higher ed institutions, with a particular focus on curriculum and pedagogy. In 2021-2022, George Mason University offices and committees, with leadership from the president and provost and guidance from the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, made progress on three separate initiatives aimed at integrating inclusive and equitable curriculum and pedagogy into core systems at the university.

On recommendation from the university president's Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force, we designed and passed modifications to general education requirements; in response to requirements from our accrediting body, we proposed and were approved for a ten-year “Quality Enhancement Plan” focused on Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement; at the direction of the president, deans’ offices from each of the 10 colleges and schools submitted Inclusive Excellence Plans, which have been further supported by Spring 2022 curriculum-focused workshops for IEP leaders.

Participants in this workshop will get to hear our best “lessons learned,” and will have time and guidance to draft or enhance their own “deep curricular change” planning for altering the systems at their school to improve inclusive, anti-racist, and equitable teaching -- along with time to connect with other participants about their plans.

Speakers
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E. Shelley Reid

Director for Teaching Excellence at the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, George Mason University
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Bethany Usher

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, George Mason University


Monday June 13, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Using Data to Identify Interventions and Increase Retention
The campus initiatives described in this workshop are informed by and seek to support the mission and strategic priorities of Penn State University.

Equitable student outcomes are key metrics for assessing the quality of higher education institutions. To achieve equitable student outcomes, institutions have implemented a variety of innovative and evidenced-based interventions that transform the ways in which all students are supported, particularly low-income, first-generation, and students of color. Given that academic advising plays a critical role in achieving equitable student outcomes and a key component of the student success ecosystem, institutions have begun to implement data-driven, proactive advising and outreach interventions. Data-driven, proactive advising tools provide insight on equity gaps and identify students early in the semester who may benefit from proactive outreach.

While research supports the benefits of proactive advising on student outcomes such as improved retention and graduation rates, less is known about how institutions manage the organizational and cultural change required to facilitate the adoption of data-driven, proactive advising and outreach. Data-driven, proactive advising is a radical innovation that requires institutions to transform their advising strategy from a reactive framework in which advisors or students initiate contact when there is a problem, to a proactive framework in which an advisor leverages data to initiate contact with students to intervene early.

Therefore, the purpose of this workshop is two-fold. First, we will explore three tools – SmarterMeasure, Smart Track to Success, and Elevate – that are being used at Penn State University in online and residential contexts to inform data-driven, proactive advising and outreach to close equity gaps. Next this workshop will leverage Kurt Lewin’s three-stage change model and force field analysis to help participants analyze the restraining forces against adopting proactive advising and outreach (e.g., advisor workload, resistance, and lack of resources) and the driving forces that support the adoption of proactive advising and outreach (e.g., student success and retention).

We will be using the template attached below in breakout rooms during this workshop.

(This template is derived from from Kaminski, J. (Winter, 2011). Theory applied to informatics – Lewin’s Change Theory. CJNI: Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 6 (1), Editorial. http://cjni.net/journal/?p=1210)


Speakers
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Francis "Drew" Wham

Penn State University University Park
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David Smith

Associate Dean for Advising and Executive Director, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Penn State
I play a leading role in academic advising at Penn State as the associate dean for advising and executive director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Our focus is on helping to enhance academic advising across our multi-campus institution with the goal of building relationships... Read More →
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Michelle Wiley

Pennsylvania State University, World Campus
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Dawn Coder

Senior Director, Pennsylvania State University, World Campus
Dr. Dawn Coder is the Senior Director for Academic Advising & Student Disability Services (AA&SDS) for The Pennsylvania State University, World Campus. She has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of higher education and online learning in both public and private institutions... Read More →
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Kim Wiesner

Student Success Coordinator, Penn State World Campus
Penn State BioKim Wiesner has an M.Ed. in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education with a concentration in Global Online and Distance Education.  Kim has worked with adult learners in post-secondary education for more than 16 years and joined the Academic Development team at Penn State... Read More →
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Andrea E. Allio

Senior Data Analyst & Assessment Consultant, Pennsylvania State University, World Campus
As a member of the Organizational Effectiveness team with Outreach and Online Education at Penn State, I am primarily involved in assessment/evaluation work related to strategic projects and organizational goals.
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Roderick Lee

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Campus
Roderick Lee, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Director of Information Technology Degree Programs at Penn State Harrisburg.  Additionally, Roderick is Research Associate in the Penn State Center for the Study of Higher Education and a Faculty Associate in... Read More →


Monday June 13, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Connection Time
Monday June 13, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
 
Tuesday, June 14
 

8:00am EDT

Daily Welcome Videos
John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. For nearly four decades, Dr. DeGioia has worked to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research.
A graduate of Georgetown, Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before becoming president on July 1, 2001. He continues to teach an Ignatius Seminar each fall, which is part of a program offering first year students the opportunity to encounter unique courses of study inspired by the Jesuit educational theme of cura personalis (“care for the whole person”).

As President, Dr. DeGioia is dedicated to deepening Georgetown’s tradition of academic excellence, its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity, its engagement with the Washington, D.C. community, and its global mission. Under his leadership, Georgetown has become a leader in shaping the future landscape of higher education.

Dr. DeGioia is deeply engaged in addressing broader issues in education. He is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), and is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education; he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and was formerly a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. He currently serves as the Chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, as a member of the NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors, and he previously served as Chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics and a commissioner on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global University Leaders Forum.

Here, President DeGioia welcomes us into the second day of the Institute, reminding us about the essentiality of this work always - but even more so at this critical junction in our history.

Click here to watch his welcome.


Tuesday June 14, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT

8:45am EDT

Tuesday Team Time Guidelines (dependent on time zone)
Tuesday Team Time 
Eastern Time Zone: 9:00am-11:00am; 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Central Time Zone: 8:00-10:00am; 1:00pm-2:00pm
Pacific Time Zone: 11:00am-12:00pm; 2:00pm-4:30pm

There is no Zoom link for Team Time here on Sched. Please arrange with your own campus for a Zoom link if your team will be meeting virtually.

Suggested Questions to be asking each other during this time:

***Please indicate whether or not your team will join Wednesday's Campus Plan Feedback Session in this spreadsheet.***
In the same spreadsheet, you will be able to see teams' projects and interests. This is a shared, editable spreadsheet, so please update your team's project and/or tags.

Planning your project:
  • Identify levers of change at your institution: power structures, committees, resource allocation
  • Identify allies for change
  • Identify barriers to change

Making the case for your project:
  • How does your institution use evidence and data in the decision-making processes?
  • What constitutes evidence?
  • Who has access to evidence-gathering and analysis?
  • How does your campus communicate findings/plans?
  • Where are the voices of students (and staff) in this work?

For your team to consider:
  • Use this time to connect with a Summer Institute Coach
  • Start and stop times for team time should be developed as internally. 
  • We encourage 15-minute or 30-minute breaks to allow time to join provocations, workshops, and roundtables. 

Tuesday June 14, 2022 8:45am - 4:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

Provocation: The counter-intuitive logic behind closing equity gaps in higher education
Two common assumptions behind leading efforts to close equity gaps in higher education are that institutions must do a better job of customizing their student supports to the needs of individual demographic groups and that impactful efforts will be costly. Mounting evidence suggests that we may be wrong about both assumptions. The session will highlight how some postsecondary institutions are making transformative gains by turning the conventional wisdom on its head.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Elmendorf

Heidi Elmendorf

Director, Hub for Equity in Education; Associate Professor of Biology, Georgetown University
Professor Heidi Elmendorf has been at Georgetown University since 1999 as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.Prof. Elmendorf has spent her research career in the field of global health, studying parasitic diseases that primarily affect some of the world’s most underprivileged... Read More →
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Timothy Renick

Executive Director, National Institute for Student Success, Georgia State University
Timothy Renick is the Founding Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. He has served as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Honors Program. From 2008-2020, directed... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Building Equitable, Successful Transfer Pathways
The profile of students admitted through transfer is generally more diverse in racial and socioeconomic background than the profile of students admitted through new, first year student pipelines. Transfer students also bring academic diversity to the institution, as their prior academic experiences are varied and include courses and pathways that might not articulate seamlessly into the curriculum of their receiving institution. In this workshop, experts from academic units, student academic success and advising, the office of the university registrar, and academic programs and policy discuss strategies for building transfer student success from admission to graduation. Workshop participants will be encouraged to describe the landscape of their institution for transfer students, learn some strategies for building and managing transfer pathways, and engage in discussion about the challenges and opportunities that face transfer students in accessing the full academic experience of their receiving institution.

Speakers
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Shanna Jaggars

The Ohio State University
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Meg Daly

Professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
I am the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and a Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology.  I aim to make academic policies more equitable and transparent and to make STEM more dynamic and inclusive.


Tuesday June 14, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Creating Contexts of Belonging
The topic of race, racism, and equity has become a highly salient, and intensely debated topic. More than any other topic, this issue has also become polarized, emotionally charged. With so much at stake, and with such little consensus, many of us are feeling a sense of paralysis about what to do, or even what to say. Fortunately, there are insights from social psychology that not only offer a meaningful understanding of how the various issues are connected, but also offer some recommendations for how to engage in meaningful discussion with students around these issues. This topic is contextualized in the theory of belonging, and empowers us to take clear and meaningful steps to unify our students and our communities.

At the University of Pittsburgh, the Office of the Provost has been intentionally building out well-informed initiatives in close collaboration with research experts at the Learning Research and Development Center and across the institution focused on fostering a greater sense of belonging in our students. With the scaling and expansion of these efforts, we have new mechanisms and processes in place to respond effectively for our students in all stages of the student life-cycle.

Speakers
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Kevin R. Binning

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
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Omid Fotuhi

Research Associate, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Omid Fotuhi is a Director of Learning and Innovation at WGU Labs and a Research Associate with the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fotuhi’s work focuses on the psychology of performance and motivation in the domains of academics... Read More →
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Julia Spears

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Pittsburgh

Coaches
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April Belback

Director of Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, University of Pittsburgh
April E. Belback is the Director of Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring at the University of Pittsburgh in the Office of the Provost. She leads and implements an institutional collaborative vision for advising, mentoring and student success best practices and professional development... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Our One Stop Journey: Embracing an Integrated Student Service Model Through a Process Improvement Framework
In 2017, as a part of the University’s Student Experience Improvement Initiative, Rutgers University began planning for a One Stop service model. In doing so, the New Brunswick campus, home to over 50,000 students, had to quickly adjust priorities when provided a two-year completion timeline of their physical space.  

The One Stop implementation team began a journey of constant process improvement to drive effective student-focused change by challenging a decentralized model, understanding the complexities of a legacy environment, working with limited resources, and assessing the efficacy of current practices and policies. This presentation will highlight the student-centered approach, situated in an innovative process improvement framework, that led to enhancements in virtual and self-service options and new efficiencies in the daily responsibilities of frontline staff.

The goal of this session is for attendees to leave with the theoretical underpinnings of the process improvement framework so that they can adapt the strategies to meet the needs of their unique campuses, further bolster the student experience, and drive student success outcomes.


Speakers
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Deepa Bhalla

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Deepa Bhalla, EdD, serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management. In her role, Deepa provides executive leadership, oversight, and evaluation for the Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, and One Stop Student Services Center. Deepa ensures operations are managed... Read More →
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Jay Stefanelli

Director, One Stop Student Services Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Jay Stefanelli, Ph.D. currently serves as the Director of the One Stop Student Services Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick after joining the Division of Enrollment Management in October 2018. Jay's efforts in building an integrated student services office have been instrumental... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Team Time or 1-hour Break
Please use this hour to:
  • Meet with your team to discuss previous session
  • Take a break or grab coffee/tea/beverage
  • Choose to meet with your team and one of the Summer Institute Coaches.

Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Aligning General Education Diversity Learning Outcomes with Institutional DEI Priorities
In this workshop, we will describe the recent effort currently underway at University of the Pacific to revisit and revise the learning outcomes for courses meeting our Diversity Requirement.  We plan to share our process from start to the present, from identifying stakeholders to including student voices, and how we were able to align with university-wide efforts at all levels to arrive where we are today.  There will be time to strategize how similar efforts might work at your institution, including how to identify allies, include students, etc. to drive institutional change.

Key Takeaway:
A framework for how to build upon institutional efforts to revise the learning outcomes for a diversity requirement.

Speakers
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Qingwen Dong

University of the Pacific
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Jeffrey Hole

Association Professor of English & Director of Pacific Humanities Scholars, University of the Pacific
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Angel Zhong

College, Student Support Services
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Chris Goff

Director of General Education, University of the Pacific


Tuesday June 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Building Student Success through Gateway Courses
Student success in “gateway” courses, the foundational courses typically taken in the first year of college, paves the way to student retention, progress in a desired major, and timely graduation.  To develop courses that support the success of students with varied academic preparation, levels of self-confidence, economic resources, and cultural backgrounds, we ground our efforts in the experiences and perceptions of students and center course improvements on their needs.

We will share systems developed for fostering gateway course improvement at scale with faculty teams and lessons learned through the Gateway Project at Florida International University. These systems for learning, sharing, supporting, and improving can help build student success in foundational courses, but can also be used in efforts to design for equity and inclusion at any course level. Our original Gateway Project work began with identifying courses that had the biggest impact on student retention. Course redesign teams of faculty and administrators facilitated by the FIU Center for the Advancement of Teaching began the shift toward evidence-based, student-centered practices. As the work progressed, we developed and implemented gateway surveys to provide faculty with student feedback about their experiences, perceptions of the class, and study behaviors.

Finally, we added our Inquiry Institutes, workshops in which faculty explored their data, discussed concerns and ideas with colleagues, and developed action plans for modest course improvements. Today, these activities function as a system of iterative course improvement, grounded in student feedback. This workshop will introduce our gateway surveys and Inquiry Institute workshop materials.

The workshop will encourage participants to consider:
  • How do faculty get student feedback on course experiences?
  • How could student perceptions and experiences help inform their gateway course improvement efforts?
  • How might they envision opportunities for faculty to share course improvement successes and challenges?
  • What obstacles might discourage faculty engagement in this work at their institutions? 

Takeaways:
Participants will learn about the value of student perceptions in designing for equity and inclusion, including associations between student perceptions/experiences and behaviors that affect learning. They will leave with ideas for collecting this data. Participants will learn about strategies for engaging faculty and faculty teams in iterative course improvement and creating supportive community among faculty engaged in these efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Tekla Nicholas

Tekla Nicholas

Associate Director, Gateway & STEM Partnerships, Florida International University
Dr. Tekla Nicholas leads gateway redesign and course improvement efforts as Associate Director forGateway & STEM Partnerships in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Florida InternationalUniversity. She developed and administers FIU’s Gateway Survey of Student Perceptions... Read More →
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Leanne Wells

Senior Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), Florida International University
Leanne Wells is an Associate Director for the Office of Faculty Leadership & Success and the Senior Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) at Florida International University. Key, university-wide initiatives include the Evaluation and Rewarding Teaching Initiative... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Connections between evaluation of teaching and inclusive excellence: Strategies for departmental & institutional change
This workshop will be led by Dr. Andrea (Dea) Follmer Greenhoot, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas and a co-director of the TEval Project: Multidimensional Evaluation of Teaching.  In this session we will explore the connections between the evaluation of teaching and promoting inclusive excellence in undergraduate courses.
 
Through guided activities and discussion of examples from the TEval work to date, participants will gain insights and key takeaways that will inform efforts to engage their own campuses.  The session will explore issues such as :
  • What is the TEval team learning about strategic ways to facilitate institutional policy change?
  • What is the TEval team learning about making change seem do-able for the college leaders, department leaders, and faculty members who are the practical implementers of any new system the university tries to create?
  • What models of departmental- or collegiate-level change have been particularly effective?
  • What has TEval learned about ways to make the connections between teaching evaluation and inclusive excellence more clear to a wider campus audience?  

Speakers
avatar for Anna Flaming

Anna Flaming

Director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa
MA

Mirra Anson

University of Iowa
avatar for Cornelia Lang

Cornelia Lang

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Coaches
avatar for Andrea Follmer Greenhoot

Andrea Follmer Greenhoot

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas
Andrea (“Dea”) Follmer Greenhoot is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center forTeaching Excellence and Gautt Teaching Scholar at the University of Kansas. She also directs theBay View Alliance (BVA), a consortium of research universities that are studying strategies topromote... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Connection Time
Tuesday June 14, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

8:00am EDT

Daily Welcome Videos
Dr. Reynold Verret is the sixth president and second lay leader of Xavier University of Louisiana. Of the 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and 262 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, Xavier is the only Catholic HBCU in the nation.

Prior to acceding to the presidency of Xavier, Dr. Verret has served as provost at Savannah State University and at Wilkes University. As chief academic officer at Savannah, he led the university initiatives to build enrollment, enhance the quality and diversity of academic programs, develop the faculty, promote interdisciplinary efforts especially between the humanities and sciences, and to create cooperative relationships with neighboring institutions and with other partners at the K-12 and higher education levels.

He has also served as the Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. As faculty in Chemistry at Tulane University and also at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Verret took great pleasure and satisfaction in the education of students at the undergraduate and graduate level. For many years, he led the Department of Chemistry as its chair at Clark Atlanta University. During his tenure at Clark, he also joined Morehouse School of Medicine as an adjunct professor of immunology while taking part in a research collaboration with the School of Medicine Immunology and Microbiology faculty. Throughout his career, he has dedicated effort to increase the number of students, especially those from underrepresented groups, pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines, encouragement in continuing to advanced study, and mitigating the shortage of qualified STEM teachers.

He has served on many professional organizations and advisory bodies, including those of the National Institutes of Health, the Board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and the Georgia Coastal Indicators Coalition. He has received awards and fellowships for teaching and scholarship.

Click here to watch his welcome.



Wednesday June 15, 2022 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT

8:45am EDT

Wednesday Team Time Guidelines (dependent on time zone)
Wednesday Team Time 
Eastern Time Zone: 9:00am-11:00am; 1:30pm-2:30pm
Central Time Zone: 8:00-10:00am; 12:30pm-1:30pm

There is no Zoom link for Team Time here on Sched. Please arrange with your own campus for a Zoom link if your team will be meeting virtually.

Wednesday Team Time: Suggested Questions to be asking each other during this time:

Bringing your work to closure:

  • Prepare for the Campus Plans Feedback Session at end of day. This is an informal, collegial opportunity to receive feedback from other campus teams.

Return to your project goals:
  • Where does it fit into campus strategy and what impact will its success have?
  • What 1-2 anticipated challenges you most want feedback on?

Delineating next steps for your project
  1. Action items
  2. Communicating and connecting your plan to your institution
  3. Timeline
  4. Roles and responsibilities

For your team to consider:
  • Use this time to connect with a Summer Institute Coach
  • We encourage 20-30-minute break before the Campus Plan Feedback Session.

Wednesday June 15, 2022 8:45am - 4:00pm EDT

11:30am EDT

Advancing First-Generation Student Success through Relationship-Rich Undergraduate Experiences
In their book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), Felten and Lambert demonstrate that student interactions with peers, faculty, and staff are key to advancing successful and meaningful undergraduate experiences, particularly for first-generation students and students of color.  

Building upon this research, Felten and Lambert, along with colleagues Oscar Miranda Tapia and Isis Artze-Vega, have completed research for a new book written for undergraduate students (forthcoming 2023, Johns Hopkins University Press). Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing dialogue about racial equity on campuses have reshaped higher education in important ways, the authors have conducted dozens of recent interviews with students at diverse institutions to listen carefully about how significant human relationships have influenced students' sense of belonging, identity, aspirations, and overall success.

During this roundtable session, we aim to engage you in a discussion about relationships and success, particularly for first-generation students. We will begin with a brief discussion on the four principles that emerged from student interviews in Relationship-Rich Education. Student panelists then will share how these principles have shown up during their time as students attending (in-person and during remote teaching) a mid-sized, 4-year private institution.

We then will reflect and engage together in large-group discussion to learn how each of us (and together we) can foster relationship-rich undergraduate experiences in our respective roles and institutions. The goal is to work toward an action plan that session participants can build upon to further advance first-generation student success.

Speakers
avatar for Oscar Miranda Tapia

Oscar Miranda Tapia

Assistant Director for First-Generation Student Support Services at Elon University, Elon University
Oscar Miranda currently serves as the Assistant Director for First-Generation Student Support Services at Elon University. In this position, Oscar is responsible for creating and developing Elon University’s new first-generation initiative. Since the initiative’s establishment... Read More →
avatar for Martha Lopez Lavias

Martha Lopez Lavias

Graduate Apprentice at Elon University Odyssey Program, Elon University


Wednesday June 15, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

11:30am EDT

Bias Reporting and Racial and Ethnic Justice Transitions at Penn State Brandywine
We will discuss and describe the process of a period of intensive study by a select group of campus members working to design and implement the plan for a diverse, interdepartmental, student-led, "Healing, Anti-Hate, and Anti-Racist Council" (official name TBD) to begin in Fall 2023. This council will be responsible for proactively contributing to an equitable campus climate, facilitating healing and restorative dialogue, and determining the campus response to bias complaints on campus. In this session, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new model.



Speakers
avatar for Christine Brown

Christine Brown

Associate Teaching Professor, Penn State, Brandywine
I am a faculty member here at Brandywine and teach Intro to American Studies, FYS classes, and CN ED 304 which focuses on developing student leaders. I am also the coordinator of the Brandywine Learning Center. In addition to that, I co-lead the FYS Program along with Jim Berkey... Read More →
avatar for James Berkey

James Berkey

Assistant Professor, English Director, Writing Studio, Penn State, Brandywine
avatar for Marinda Harrell-Levy

Marinda Harrell-Levy

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies; Chair, Chancellor's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Justice, Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine Campus
avatar for Vippy Yee

Vippy Yee

Rosenberg Director, Center for Ethics & Civic Engagement, Penn State, Brandywine Campus


Wednesday June 15, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

11:30am EDT

Forging a Path While Navigating Resistance: Rewarding and Recognizing Faculty DEI Work
While IUPUI created a new pathway that recognizes and rewards faculty work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), this is but one small step in creating change in promotion and tenure processes. Aligning institutional values of DEI with systems of accountability are needed to truly transform our campus cultures and climates. Engaging in systems change that ultimately challenge the status quo does not come without resistance.

This session provides an overview of the changes enacted and proposed at IUPUI to prioritize DEI work as evidence of faculty excellence. Specifically, we will discuss how the DEI integrative balanced case for tenure track faculty has been adapted for use by non-tenure track faculty, and how this case inspired the revision of the balanced case overall. We will also discuss efforts to require faculty to account for DEI work in their annual reviews. We will highlight the types of resistance encountered in trying to initiate these changes.

The intent of this roundtable is to stimulate conversation among participants, so that they may consider how to initiate similar change at their institutions. For systemic and transformative change to occur in academia, it is critical to have multiple institutions engaged in such processes. Some questions to be asked of participants include: How is DEI prioritized on their campuses? How is it, if at all, incorporated into faculty evaluation systems? How is DEI defined as an indicator of faculty excellence?

We hope that participants will leave the session with a sense of possibility in affecting these types of changes in their promotion and tenure processes. We hope to also emphasize that making small changes can be a useful strategy toward more systemic change. Finally, we hope that participants get a sense of the importance of going forward with ideas and actions that challenge the status quo, despite any efforts of resistance.


Speakers
avatar for Margie Ferguson

Margie Ferguson

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, IUPUI
avatar for Rachel Applegate

Rachel Applegate

Asst Vice Chancellor Faculty Affairs, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Rachel Applegate was a reference librarian, library director, director of institutional research, and graduate program director (not all at once) at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota, then a professor in the (School, Department) of Library and Information Science at IUPUI... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Provocation: How do we institutionalize love? A humanizing framework for belonging and justice in American higher education
Speakers
avatar for Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi

Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor of Communication, University of the Pacific
Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi joined Pacific in 2021 as the university’s inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and chief diversity officer. She is also a professor in the Communication Department. A leader on race, leadership and faith-informed social... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Team Time
Please use this hour to:

Wednesday June 15, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Campus Plan Feedback Sessions | Please note: This session will take place at 2:30pmET, 1:30pmCT, 2:30pmPT

ALL Time Zones: 2:30-4:30pm ET/1:30-3:30pm CT/11:30-1:30pm PT

We will use this final session for cross-campus conversations, connection, and constructive feedback opportunities. Each team will have an opportunity to present a draft project plan including issues and challenges they’re grappling with as part of their planning. After this brief presentation, each team will then receive feedback and possible solutions to consider.

Logistics
  • We will put 4 campus teams into 1 group. Each group will have its own zoom link.
  • Each group will have a Summer Institute coach as a facilitator and a staff member as timekeeper.
  • Each round of feedback takes 25 minutes; there will be four rounds.
  • Within each round, one team will present their project plan; members of other teams and the Summer Institute coach will act as “consultants” providing feedback and solutions.
  • We ask everyone to help us keep to this timing, including a break after 2 rounds.


Timing:
  • 5 minutes: A designated team member presents their campus draft plan and the potential issues or challenges.
  • 5 minutes: Everyone in the group not from the presenting team will ask clarifying questions and listen to responses.
  • 12 minutes: Group members “take on” issues/challenges of the plan as if it is their own: discuss issues and identify possible solutions or strategies that “we” could implement, e.g., “I think we should …”   
    The presenting team “steps back” remains silent, listens, takes notes.
  • 3 minutes: The presenting team takes three minutes to comment on their main takeaways from the conversation.

    The success of this process depends upon active and thoughtful contribution from the group members. Going beyond simply asking questions by offering possible strategies and solutions – and doing so as if they were part of the team facing the challenge. The language of “we” is important.


What Each Team Needs to Prepare:
  • Each team should select and be ready to talk about one issue or challenge related to their project plan that they want help on.  
  • Using slides of your choice (PowerPoint, Google Slides), prepare three slides:
    • 1 slide on context of your institution & your goal
    • 1 slide on brief outline of your plan
    • 1 slides on the challenges you anticipate
Your focus should be a substantial and specific issue that is central to your overall plan. And it should be an issue that can be explained in a relatively concise presentation.

Examples might include “we’re trying to figure out how to attract more students from our local community colleges,” or “we need to build collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to ensure that students know about available student supports,” or “we’re struggling to get more full- and part-time faculty to integrate the use of culturally responsive teaching methods.” Sample Campus Plan 

Blank Slide Template (in Google Slides, please 'Make a Copy' for your own use)

Blank PowerPoint Slide Template linked below

Speakers
avatar for Randy Bass

Randy Bass

Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives, Georgetown University
Randy Bass is Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and Professor of English atGeorgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the RedHouse incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the Founding ExecutiveDirector of... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Elmendorf

Heidi Elmendorf

Director, Hub for Equity in Education; Associate Professor of Biology, Georgetown University
Professor Heidi Elmendorf has been at Georgetown University since 1999 as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.Prof. Elmendorf has spent her research career in the field of global health, studying parasitic diseases that primarily affect some of the world’s most underprivileged... Read More →
avatar for Susannah McGowan

Susannah McGowan

Director for Curriculum Transformation Initiatives, Georgetown University, The Red House
Susannah is the Director for Curriculum Transformation Initiatives at Designing the Future(s)/The Red House at Georgetown University . After starting her career in educational development at CNDLS from 2001-2007, she returned to Georgetown in Fall 2019 after an educational and experiential... Read More →

Coaches
avatar for Bret Eynon

Bret Eynon

Associate Provost (Ret), LaGuardia CC, Achieving the Dream
Bret Eynon recently retired as Associate Provost at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), where he taught history, founded LaGuardia’s Center for Teaching and Learning and for 20 years led collegewide change initiatives related to learning, teaching, curriculum, technology, transfer... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2022 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
 
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