Institute for Student Success

Student Success

For the Fall Institute
August 19, 2016

This year the Fall Institute for Student Success date falls on a shortened calendar due to the limited number of days prior to the start of the fall term. This event will feature A SINGLE very interactive keynote session, and does not include our regularly scheduled workshops.

Keynote Presenters:

Dr. Susan Lord, Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Michelle Camacho, Professor, Sociology
University of San Diego

Interactive Theatre to Promote Difficult Dialogs about Inequities in Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate education continues to struggle with how to create an inclusive climate for a diverse community of students. Typical approaches to addressing this problem have not been successful, suggesting more innovative approaches are needed. In this interactive session, “Interactive Theatre” will be used to engage faculty and staff in difficult dialogues and sensitive subjects. Key structural problems and structures of inequity will be highlighted and strategies to avoid these biases will be considered. The focus will be on the undergraduate student experience. Short skits will be presented and then the audience will identify the inequities or microagressions and explore creative solutions to address them and change the culture of undergraduate education.

Dr. Lord and Dr. Camacho are among the first to study Latinos in engineering. In reviewing their 2013 book, The Borderlands of Education:  Latinas in Engineering, Dr. Riley, Smith College, called it “groundbreaking work…that will challenge your assumptions about women and minorities in engineering”. Dr. Walden, University of Oklahoma said “This book should be high on the must-read list for engineering educators at all levels, from first-year faculty to deans”.

See more about Dr. Camacho

See more about Dr. Lord

More About The Fall Institute

There will be registration and light refreshments from 12:45 – 1:30pm with a keynote workshop from 1:30 – 3pm in the Native Forum. The seating is limited. Please register early! There will be drawings for an iPad Mini and a Kindle Fire.

breakout session

Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations please contact as soon as possible to ensure all needs can be reasonably met.