2022 – Recordings and Resources

Expanding the Ecosystem, Mapping Strategic Progress, Integrating Campus Conversations

The 2022 Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience is made possible through the generous support of the American Talent Initiative (ATI), Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Gray Foundation.

Over the course of the three-day hybrid institute, participants from across the country gathered together in both virtual and in-person spaces to discuss and design responses to their institutions’ most pressing challenges to academic equity. A total of 15 interactive panel sessions with nearly 50 speakers were offered over the course of the three-day institute. Find more information on the format and program of the 2022 Summer Institute here (new window).

Find recordings and resources from each panel on the panel session pages linked below.

Daily Provocations

Beware the Shrinking Imagination

Dr. Timothy Eatman challenges those working across higher education to practice the five values of imagination: Hope,
History, Passion, Empathy, and Planning.

Watch Dr. Eatman’s provocation.

The counter-intuitive logic behind closing equity gaps in higher education

Dr. Timothy Renick highlights how some postsecondary institutions are making transformative gains to close equity gaps.

Watch Dr. Renick’s provocation.

How do we institutionalize love?

Dr. Mary Lomax-Ghirarduzzi
offers a humanizing framework for belonging and justice in American higher education

Watch Dr. Lomax-Ghiraduzzi’s provocation.

2022 Interactive Sessions:

Day 1: Getting going

Daily Welcome

Dan Porterfield, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, recorded an inspiring welcome – an exhortation, in fact – to launch the Institute and acknowledge the labor and love that we bring to the work ahead.

Interactive Sessions

(1.1) Centering Equity in Enrollment Management and Admissions Strategies

(1.2) Equity Leadership: Responding to Change, Continuity, & Sustainability 

(1.3)  Using Data on Campuses / Campus Climate Surveys.

(2.1) High-Impact Practices and Equity: A Site for Institutional Integration

(2.2) Integrating Inclusive Pedagogy into University Systems: 3 Models  

(2.3)  Using Data to Identify Interventions and Increase Retention

Day 2: Digging in

Daily Welcome

Georgetown University President John J. DiGioia gave a warm welcome on day two of the institute, reminding participants about the essentiality of this work always – but even more so at this critical junction in our history.

Interactive Sessions:

(3.1) Building Equitable, Successful Transfer Pathways

(3.2) Creating Contexts of Belonging

(3.3) Our One Stop Journey: Embracing an Integrated Student Service Model Through a Process Improvement Framework.

(4.1) Aligning General Education Diversity Learning Outcomes with Institutional DEI Priorities

(4.2) Building Student Success through Gateway Courses

(4.3) Connections between Evaluation of Teaching and Inclusive Excellence: Strategies for Departmental & Institutional Change

Day 3: Sharing Out

Daily Welcome

Dr. Reynold Verret, sixth president and second lay leader of Xavier University of Louisiana gave the third and final welcome of the Institute.

Interactive Sessions

(5.1) Advancing First-Generation Student Success through Relationship-Rich Undergraduate Experiences

(5.2) Bias Reporting and Racial and Ethnic Justice Transitions at Penn State Brandywine

(5.3)  Forging a Path While Navigating Resistance: Rewarding and Recognizing Faculty DEI Work

2022 Example Team Projects

“A Toolkit for Culturally Engaging Advising”

Inspired by scholarship on culturally engaging advising and by the work that CNDLS has done on inclusive pedagogy, the College has formed a team to devise a framework for culturally engaging advising. The idea is to come up with a toolkit for both formal academic advisors (deans) at Georgetown, using the College as the starting point, and for faculty advisors. As with the CNDLS inclusive pedagogy toolkit, this would be a resource the College Dean’s Office would produce both for its own use as well as for other dean’s offices that may be interested. The faculty toolkit could be used by departments or individual faculty members as they see fit.

“Training Student Leaders”

We aim to develop a training experience that builds undergraduate student leaders skills in using inclusive practices while providing academic peer support. The training would be adapted for use with various student leader groups including tutors, academic coaches, and supplemental instruction leaders.

“Understanding Academic Equity Issues”

Help develop a framework for how we can use student data analyses/reports to help ourselves and other stakeholders (faculty, staff, academic leadership) to more fully understand academic equity issues, and to support positive action in terms of how to address those issues.

2022 Participating Institutions

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