Schedule at a Glance

Preliminary Program
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops (separate registration and fee required)

Thursday, October 8, 2020

11:45 am – 12:30 pm 

AAC&U Newcomers Welcome

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Conference Welcome and Keynote Address

The Time Is Now: Unleashing Student Voice and Power in an Unjust World

A dozen years ago in a Brandeis University dorm room, Sam Vaghar cofounded Millennium Campus Network (MCN) as a platform for undergraduates making a difference. Today, MCN and the United Nations Academic Impact present the Millennium Fellowship, drawing over 15,000 applicants annually and supporting Millennium Fellows on campuses in twenty nations. In this dynamic keynote, Sam will share his social impact journey, illuminating what students are doing to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He will also provide concrete, actionable tips for faculty, administrators, and staff committed to affirming students’ roles in contributing to a more just world.

Sam Vaghar, Executive DirectorMillennium Campus Network
 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

3:35 pm – 4:35 pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Poster Sessions

Friday, October 9, 2020

11:00 am – Noon

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 pm  5:00 pm

Affinity Group Discussions

Saturday, October 10, 2020

11:00 am – 12:15 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing Plenary

 

Responding to Dual Pandemics in a Global Context: COVID-19 and Racial Injustice

As institutions were in the midst of battling the COVID-19 crisis, cries for racial justice were raised at home and abroad, and colleges and universities responded in different ways. How are institutions providing students with equitable, quality experiential and community-based global learning while facing the COVID-19 crisis? How are institutions preparing students to make critical connections between racial injustice and global experiences? Join the panelists for a discussion of these issues with a focus on innovative and effective practices.

Jonathan Alger, President—James Madison University, and Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development and African Studies and Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa—Penn State University

Moderator: Dawn Michele Whitehead, Vice President for Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers—AAC&U