2022 – Information
The 2022 Summer Institute takes place on June 13-15
Registration is now closed.
We look forward to working with teams of faculty, staff, and administrators from a diverse coalition of colleges and universities. The complementary perspectives and expertise of the different members of each team should be selected to best advance meaningful work on a project that will advance institutional equity goals and contribute to shared strategic goals across the educational ecosystem.
Participation in the 2022 Summer Institute is free.
The 2022 Summer Institute is hybrid:
- A virtual national gathering to draw on the diverse strengths of institutions and experts. The virtual programming features presentations, workshops, and opportunities for coaching and consultation.
- Local gatherings of individual campuses and regional clusters of institutions to forge greater connectivity among local efforts. Local programming will provide teams with structured time to work on projects in the company of colleagues and “critical friends.
In the three days of the Summer Institute, we will help your campus team connect your project:
- to a specific equity issue that will serve as a high-leverage opportunity for your progress.
- to the strategic equity goals of your institution.
- to similar work happening in other parts of your institution.
- to the broader higher education equity ecosystem, including institutions with common geographic and/or project interests.
In addition to workshops, roundtables, provocations, and work time, our goal for the last day of the Institute will be “lightning round feedback sessions” for teams to share out plans, questions, concerns in order to receive feedback from other teams, coaches, and critical friends.
The thematic priorities of the 2022 Summer Institute are:
Expanding the Ecosystem
The Challenge: Institutional isolation. Institutions often prioritize their institutional identity or look to peer institutions for solutions to access, equity gaps, retention, student success, inclusive action plans, curriculum transformation, faculty engagement, etc. This isolation limits availability of perspectives and hinders access to effective solutions.
Mapping strategic progress
The Challenge: Disconnection. While many campuses have set goals for equity work (e.g., increasing the number of Pell-eligible students), strategic planning to meet these goals is few and far between. Specific equity initiatives on campuses remain disconnected.
Integrating campus conversations
The Challenge: Silos. Educational equity work is appropriately highly distributed across campuses, but institutional silos prevent knowledge sharing and collaboration creating redundancies and gaps that limit progress.
This Year’s Hosts and Participants
The 2022 Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience is hosted by a national coalition of colleges and universities and the American Talent Initiative who have shared responsibility for the planning and programming:
- Claremont-McKenna College
- George Mason University
- Georgetown University
- Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick
- University of Iowa
- University of the Pacific
- University of Pittsburgh
- Xavier University of Louisiana
For any questions on the 2022 Summer Institute, please email us at email@example.com (new window). As always, thank you for the work that you do!