AAC&U News, September 2017
On the Road

August/September 2017

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Dawn Michele Whitehead (left) and C. Edward Watson (right) delivered keynote addresses at Nazareth College and the State University of New York at Fredonia, respectively.

Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, delivered workshops to faculty and staff at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on August 17–18. Her presentations explored Adam State’s role as a Hispanic-serving institution and the development of the Adams Pathways undergraduate curriculum and assessment project.

On August 9, Tia Brown McNair, vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, facilitated several faculty development sessions on “Designing Purposeful Pathways for Student Achievement of Outcomes and Career Success” during the Merced College 2017 Fall Student Success Symposium in Merced, California. On August 22, McNair delivered a keynote address titled “The Student-Ready College: Advancing Student Learning Equity and Success” during the Community College of Baltimore County’s 2017 Symposium for Developmental Education / General Education in Baltimore, Maryland. On August 23, McNair delivered a keynote address on “Becoming a Student-Ready University” at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin. On August 24, she delivered a keynote address titled “Rising UP to the Leadership Challenge: Our Collective Responsibility” during the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater’s Women in Higher Education Leadership event in Whitewater, Wisconsin. 

C. Edward Watson, associate vice president for quality, advocacy, and LEAP initiatives, provided the keynote address titled "How to Reach the Full Potential Offered by Open Educational Resources (OERs)” for the State University of New York at Fredonia’s 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference in Fredonia, New York, on August 14 (see image on right). On August 22, Watson provided a keynote and workshop for the Fall Faculty Conference at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, based on the book he coauthored with Jose Bowen, Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Jossey-Bass, 2017).

On August 23 in Rochester, New York, Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, delivered the keynote address at Nazareth College’s assembly day and facilitated a panel discussion with students on integrative learning. On September 6, Whitehead delivered an address titled “Global Learning: Moving from an Option to a Priority in Today’s Interconnected World” at the President’s Symposium at the University of Maryland Baltimore. 

Omar Harbison, director for student success, delivered a keynote address on August 9 titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy: The Inconvenient Truths,” during the 2017 Fall Faculty Institute at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Senior Scholar Susan Albertine delivered a keynote presentation titled "Becoming Even More Student Ready" for the opening faculty and staff convocation at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, on August 8. On August 16, Albertine traveled to Buffalo, New York, to join a day-long college assembly at D'Youville College, where she participated in a plenary panel discussion on student success and facilitated two workshop sessions on the book she coauthored, Becoming a Student-Ready College (Jossey-Bass, 2016)On August 23–24, she traveled to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to facilitate a workshop with department chairs on high-impact practices (HIPs) and conduct an interactive session for faculty exploring programmatic designs for HIPs.

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