Institute for Student Success

Student Success

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For the Fall Institute
August 19, 2016

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Institute, featuring Susan M. Lord and Michelle M. Camacho from the 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, we use “Interactive Theatre” to engage faculty in difficult dialogues and sensitive subjects. We will highlight key structural problems and structures of inequity and consider strategies to avoid these biases. 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”.

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breakout session

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

The Institute for Student Success is a one-day professional development event that aims to provide staff, faculty, and administrators with information, resources, and strategies useful in supporting a variety of student learning needs and enhancing the success of students from diverse backgrounds. The Institute includes a range of workshops focusing on various topics, from creating inclusive campus environments to effective pedagogy.