Plenary Lecture: Embracing the Paradigm Shift: Core Competencies of An Equity Advancing Educator and Advocate

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Guest Speaker: Lasana Hotep
Many colleges have accepted the challenge of eliminating opportunity/obligation gaps, delivering on the promise of success for all students, and addressing the issue of race within the campus climate. Funding has been allocated, task force and committees have been formed, departments and positions have been created, and programs and initiatives have begun to engage the campus in the work of equity. The response to this call to action is commendable, however, the work of developing a campus of culturally fluent and equity advancing faculty, staff and administrators has not always developed at the same pace as the implementation of initiatives. During this multimedia presentation, participants will be introduced to foundational theories, analyses and practices that provide a lens through which our colleges can develop, implement and assess our work around equity and student success. Key concepts addressed include examining the difference between equality and equity, teaching the student not the material, and fortifying an institutional commitment to cultural literacy.


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