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Kick-off Event - Sept 14, 2021

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On behalf of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (the Gardner Institute), the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, we thank you for being a part of our launch of the Governing Board Equity in Student Success Academy on September 14, 2021.  Over 140 Kentucky Trustees, Presidents, institutional leaders, faculty and staff attended this inaugural event featuring national and regional higher education leaders. Attendees heard about the imperative for appropriate and effective governing board engagement with institutional efforts to address equity in student success and the unique opportunity for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to serve as a national model for this work.  The interest and engagement with this topic throughout the launch was palpable.

The project organizers ask that you complete this four-question survey to share your ideas about the content of the Academy.  

Sept 14 Resources and Recordings

The September 14 agenda with session descriptions can be found here.  Supporting documents for each session can be found below. 

Session & Speakers Links Supporting Documents

OPENING/OVERVIEW OF THE GOVERNING BOARD EQUITY IN STUDENT SUCCESS PROJECT 

Speakers:  Aaron Thompson, Andrew K. Koch, Henry Stoever

 

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Recording

Article: What is Socially Just Design in Postsecondary Education, Why Do We Need It, and What Is Your Role?  (Gardner, July 2021)

EQUITY IN STUDENT SUCCESS: A BOARD IMPERATIVE

Speakers:  James E. Lyons, Sr., Kevin P. Reilly

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Recording

Publication:  AGB Board of Director's Statement on Justice, Equity and Inclusion, and Guidance for Implementation  (AGB, 2021)

 

Chart:  Principles of Trusteeship

 

Letter from AGB CEO:  Update on Student Success

 

Article:  Why is equity in student success a priority for higher education?  (Trusteeship Magazine, Sept/Oct 2021)

KENTUCKY: A NATIONAL MODEL FOR ENGAGING TRUSTEES IN THE STUDENT SUCCESS AND EQUITY MOVEMENT

Speakers: John N. Gardner, Victoria McGillin, Monica Flippin-Wynn

 

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Recording

Article: An Investment That Would Pay Off for Society  (Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2021) 

 

Article: A Data-Informed Approach to Advancing Equity  (AACU, 2017)  

IN PURSUIT OF EQUITABLE OUTCOMES: AN EXPERT PANEL ON STUDENT SUCCESS

Moderator: Kemal M. Atkins

Panelists:  Ron Cole, Beverly J. Seay, Helen McGinty Brunty

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Recording

Brochure: University Center of the Mountains

 

Info: Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities - Transforming Learning into Talent for Florida

 

Info: University of Central Florida - EXCEL in STEM

Handout: Board of Governors - Florida Performance Funding Model Overview

 

Info: Promoting Social Justice through Human‐Centered Computing

WRAP UP, CLOSING, AND NEXT STEPS

Introduction: Ed Willis

Facilitators:  John N. Gardner, Andrew K. Koch

 

Recording

Article:  Still not using data to inform decisions and policy.  (Inside Higher Ed, Feb 25, 2020)

Next Steps 

Project leaders from the Gardner Institute and AGB are offering to arrange one-on-one meetings with the presidents of all Kentucky public and independent institutions of higher education to respond to questions, open dialogue and provide Presidents with the opportunity to help shape the content of the academy.

To be among the first to receive an application and additional information about the Project, complete the contact form for The Governing Board Equity in Student Success Project at https://www.jngi.org/governing-board-equity-in-student-success-academy. 

Last Updated 9/23/2021