The 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education will be hosted by IUP on November 2-4, 2016. The planning committee and the Office of Social Equity are pleased to announce the finalized listing and schedule of the concurrent session presentations.
The conference theme, “Rising to the Challenge: Making Inclusion Matter,” is central to all of these break-out sessions, to be held on November 3 and 4. Faculty, professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students, joint faculty-student, and cross-institutional colleagues were invited to submit proposals, all of which present practical applications to one of the following areas: 1) Inclusion; 2) Education; 3) Advocacy; and/or 4) Dialogue. All are encouraged to download and review the detailed listing of sessions and to register for the Summit, if you have not already done so.
Keynote speaker Freeman Hrabowski will participate in a Q&A and book-signing following his presentation on Thursday, November 3. Hrabowski is the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence and as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.
Search Advocate Training will serve as the Pre-Summit Conference on Wednesday, November 2. Presented by Anne Gillies, associate director of Affirmative Action and Advancement at Oregon State University, this training is geared to faculty and administrators and is limited to the first 100 registrants.
Registration, a Schedule-at-a-Glance, and all other information related to this conference can be found on the Summit website.