Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Morning Sessions Georgia Tech Global Learning Center – Room 236
Registration and Breakfast 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks 8:15-8:20 a.m.
Vice President, Institute Diversity
Welcome Remarks 8:20-8:30 a.m.
G.P. “Bud” Peterson
Institute Diversity Updates 8:30-8:55 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker Introduction 8:55-9 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker and Q&A 9-10 a.m.
Award-Winning Journalist and Author
The Path Forward Together: Institute Priorities 10:10-11:05 a.m.
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Vice Provost, Graduate Education and Faculty Development
Health and Well-Being
Vice President, Student LIfe and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students
Student and Community Life
Associate Dean, Center for Student Engagement
After the moderator offers brief opening remarks and speaker introductions, each panelist will provide five minutes of remarks on each Institute priority and engage in 10 minutes of coversation with the other panelists before taking questions and comments from the audience. Panelists will report on the current work undertaken to enhance campus curricula, health, and community life and will indicate improvements that Georgia Tech is considering and planning to make. This session provides an opportunity for the working groups to receive and react to audience ideas. Audience members are encouraged to comment and ask questions, so the leaders of these action groups receive meaningful input on prospective initiatives.
Pedagogy and Inclusion in Higher Education 11:05 a.m.-Noon
Director, LGBTQIA Resource Center
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Professor, African-American Studies
Georgia State University
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Diversity and Recruitment Initiatives, College of Education
University of North Georgia
After the moderator offers brief opening remarks and speaker introductions, each panelist will provide five minutes of remarks and engage in conversation with the other panelists before taking questions and comments from the audience. Panelists will reference positive pedagogical practices and procedures utilized in classrooms and pedagogical principles informing institutional practices. Which pedagogies enhance a higher education environment in which individual differences are respected, intersectionality recognized, and health prioritized? What practices are known to support, retain, and advance undergraduate and graduate students? What have we learned about how inclusive practices and pedagogies affect student learning and health? Speakers will offer examples of initiatives that they have developed and/or overseen to benefit incoming and continuing students.
Awards Luncheon Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom
Lunch 12:30-1 p.m.
Faces of Inclusive Excellence Introduction and Video Presentation 1-1:10 p.m.
Diversity Champion Awards Introduction and Video Presentation 1:10-1:30 p.m.
Program Review and Research Manager, Institute Diversity
Luncheon Keynote Speaker and Q&A 1:30-2:25 p.m.
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
University of Southern California
Closing Remarks 2:25-2:30 p.m.