AAC&U News, September 2018
On the Road

August/September 2018

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On August 13, Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, delivered a keynote address on “The Equity Imperative” for the Making Excellence Inclusive Faculty Day at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. From August 1 to 5, she attended the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Triennial Council Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, in her role as president of the society. From August 9 to 11, she attended a meeting of Sweet Briar College’s board of directors in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, participated in the Bakke Convening hosted by the Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) and the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, DC, on August 2. On August 3, she served on a panel titled “Diversity and Inclusion” during the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Scholar’s Day, in Washington, DC. On August 15, McNair delivered a keynote address on diversity, equity, and inclusion during Lorain County Community College’s fall convocation on “Creating Our Vision for Equity” in Elyria, Ohio. On August 20, she delivered a keynote address and led a breakout session on “Becoming a Student-Ready College” during Alamo College District’s convocation in San Antonio, Texas. On August 21, she delivered a keynote address on “Inclusive Pedagogy in the Classroom” during a second-year kickoff event for Radford University’s REALising Inclusive Science Excellence (REALISE) event in Radford, Virginia. On August 30, she facilitated an all-day workshop on “Becoming a Student Ready College” during Bridgewater State University’s convocation in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president for integrative learning and the global commons, presented a session, "Students Do the Integrating: But We Have to Provide the Opportunities," at St. Mary's College of Maryland on August 14 in St. Mary's City, Maryland. On September 5, she provided the plenary address, "What is an Educated Person," at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

From August 7 to 10, Terrel Rhodes, vice president in the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment and executive director of VALUE, attended the 2018 SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference and copresented the interactive “’Connecting the Dots’ Between the VALUE Institute, the Multi-State Collaborative, and the LEAP States” session, which explored the ways in which colleges, universities, and system offices are engaging faculty, administrators, and students in developing, disseminating, and communicating improved student learning strategies and successes.

From August 7 to 9, C. Edward Watson, associate vice president for quality, advocacy, and LEAP initiatives, traveled to Denver, Colorado, to copresent a session, “‘Connecting the Dots’ Between the VALUE Institute, the Multi-State Collaborative, and the LEAP States,” with Terrel Rhodes (AAC&U) and Jodi Fisler (SCHEV) at the SHEEO High Education Policy Conference. On August 14, he traveled to Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, to deliver a keynote, "Teaching and Learning: Myths, Evidence, and Clear Paths Forward,” as part of their third annual faculty/staff development forum organized by university's Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, was the keynote speaker for Juniata College’s opening faculty conference, “Inspiring Citizenship Through Inclusivity, Intentionally, and Interdisciplinarity,” on August 21. Her talk—“College Learning for a Diverse Democracy: I Have to Do That Too?”—was followed by a workshop titled “Civic Engagement and Public Responsibility through POEs: Intentional, Integrative, Involving Every Student.”

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