2022 Higher EDquity Symposium
Recruitment, Retention Realization: Using Inclusion and Belonging as a Roadmap for Promoting Equity and Student Success
Nov. 14-15, 2022, hosted by Northern Kentucky University
Thanks to all who participated! This year’s symposium, held in partnership with NKU at their Student Center, focused on amplifying campus inclusion efforts to
- Recruit and retain more diverse faculty and students.
- Foster thriving workplace and learning environments for all members of the campus community.
- Equip students for career success in an increasingly diverse society.
Review Some of the Presentations and Materials Shared
- Post-Secondary Success Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training (Aanstoos)
- Don't Go in Blind: Successes and Challenges in a Blind Review Faculty Search (Brown)
- Ungrading: Pedagogy to Create Equity and Sense of Belonging in the Classroom (Davis and Kuwahara)
- Re-routing Your Map: Overcoming Roadblocks to LGBTQ+ Equity in Higher Ed (Bryant-Lees, Madill-Hughes, Nutter)
- Making Moves: Intentional Strategies to Increase Diverse Faculty on Campus (Patel and Malm)
- Diversifying Curriculum (Childs)
- Equitable Online Class Design: An Inclusion, Equity and Anti-Racism Rubric (Heath and Tosolt)
Brown currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Northern Kentucky University where she leads the campus in implementing Success by Design, the university’s strategic plan solely focused on student success. She previously worked as the Vice President of Network Engagement at Achieving the Dream, a national non-profit leader that champions evidence-based institutional improvement in community colleges across the country. Brown was most recently chosen as one of eleven national Designers in Residence to reimagine the role of Higher Education in closing racial and economic opportunity gaps by the Education Design Lab.
Dr. Shakeer Abdullah
Abdullah is the founder, CEO, and principal consultant with Practical Diversity Associates. He has more than two decades of leadership experience in DEI and organizational leadership, including as the senior program manager of Amazon’s Career Choice Coaching Program, Vice President of Student Affairs at Clayton State University and as a higher education administrator for several campuses for the two decades.
Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn
Named one of the country's "Top Diversity Scholars" by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Strayhorn is professor of higher education and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Illinois State University. He has served in a number of significant faculty and academic leadership positions, including Diversity Scholar-in-Residence at Harrisburg Area College, faculty affiliate at Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions, director of the Virginia Union University (VUU) for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Visiting Scholar in the VUU's School of Education.
Last Updated: 12/2/2022