Friday, June 06, 2008

NCRW Morning Session

Transforming Higher Education: Access, Inclusion, and Diversity

This morning, I decided to go with the education plank of NCRW’s 2008 agenda and I am attending a panel on higher education and diversity.

In the room are the panelists:
Donna Shavlik, The Timberline Group (Moderator)
Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Evelyn Hu-deHart, Brown University
Caryn McTighe Musil, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Gloria Thomas, Amercian Council on Education

And now the session begins…

Donna Shavlik: Donna Shavlik opens with an appropriate joke about how transforming higher education is “somewhat of an oxymoron.” She frames the presentation to follow in terms of the fact that women make up more than half of students in higher education, but that has not translated into faculty appointments and higher education leadership. She notes that Kathryn Peltier and Caryn McTighe Musil will be sharing the first public presentation of a study by the Association of American Colleges & Universities on “Reaching Higher Ground in Higher Education: A Report on the Status of Women.” Shavlik also introduces Gloria Thomas and Evelyn Hu-deHart. She concludes this introduction with a CALL TO HOLD INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTABLE FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY.


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