Chicago Centennial Forum Resources


Session Materials: 

Plenary Session: We’re Losing Ground on Equity and Quality: The Sobering Evidence from State and National Studies 
James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Education 
Ramón Gutiérrez, The Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History, The University of Chicago

Click here for a PDF copy of James Applegate's PowerPoint presentation.

Luncheon Address: From Evidence to Shared Vision and Action: What It Will Take to Braid Equity and Quality Together 
Elaine P. Maimon, President, Governors State University

Click here for a PDF copy of Elaine Maimon's PowerPoint presentation.

Concurrent Session: How Does Civic Learning Contribute to Equity and Increased Completion? 
Patrick Green, Director, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago 
Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Click here for a copy of Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines, which was used during this session. 

Workshop: Engaging the Charged Climate on Race/Ethnicity, Poverty, and Restricted Opportunity 
Alma Clayton-Pedersen, CEO, Emeritus Consulting Group and Senior Scholar for Making Excellence Inclusive, AAC&U  

Click here for a PDF copy of Alma Clayton-Pedersen's handout.

Packet Materials: 

Introduction to LEAP 
The LEAP Challenge
Handout: Connecting College Learning with the Challenging Economy 
AAC&U Board Statements on Liberal Education and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence 

Participant List
Speaker Biographies

Additional Materials: 

LEAP at a Glance
Step Up and Lead for Equity 
Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence 
Roundtable Discussion Prompts