2019 PKAL Upstate New York Regional Network Meeting

Inclusive Excellence in STEM

April 13, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Faculty and Administrators from 2-year & 4-year, public and private institutions are welcome to join this meeting to discuss Faculty Development for Inclusive Excellence in STEM. This meeting will be led by several institutions in the Great Lakes region who received the Howard Hughes Inclusive Excellence Awards. Participating institutions will share their project goals and methodologies, and lead a workshop on developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM faculty and student achievement. Faculty will have the opportunity to explore innovative inclusive classroom, research mentoring, and academic advising practice as well as developing concrete steps to implement new ideas at their own institution. Institutional change strategies will be explicitly discussed, along with common obstacles and strategies to overcome them.

Keynote Speaker
Emily-Walter.jpgJoin Dr. Emily Walter [California State University, Fresno] for the conference keynote, I Need To Be Myself: Becoming an Agent of Inclusive Teaching Practice."



Breakout sessions will be led by faculty and staff from HHMI-funded institutions and may focus on the following topics: 

  • Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • Inclusive Research Mentoring
  • Developing an inclusive quantitative skill center
  • Classroom-based Research Experiences 
  • Transforming institutions

Registration-Deadline: April 5, 2019
The conference registration is online. The registration fee is $55 for professionals (faculty and administrators) and $25 for doctoral students, and includes  lunch and conference materials. 

Location and Schedule 
The meeting will take place at Rochester Institute of Technology. Registration, coffee and networking will take place from 8:00 to 9:00 am. The meeting begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:15 pm. 

Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hane with any event related questions at enhsbi@rit.edu.