FRIDAY CONVERSATION SERIES
In partnership with CETL and NOVA ATD campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing the NOVA. These two-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue, and inspire action.
Date: November 18, 2016
Location: HEC Ballroom, Higher Education Building, LO Campus
TOPIC: WHO’S IN OUR CLASSROOMS?
How we can make NOVA a place where every student thrives?
9:45am Welcome & Introductions
10:00-11:00am Student panel
- What are student expectations of their academic experience at NOVA?
- What strengths and weaknesses do students bring to the classroom?
- What would have or will help students grow as learners?
11:00-11:20am Q& A from faculty
11:30- 12:00pm OIR Data discussion
12:00pm-1:00pm Working lunch and Reflection & Action
ACHIEVING THE DREAM EQUITY STATEMENT
Community colleges are an indispensable asset in our nation’s efforts to ensure and preserve access to higher education and success for all students, particularly students of color, low-income students, and other historically underrepresented student populations. However, student access and success in higher education continue to be impacted by the effects of structural racism and systemic poverty. Achievement gaps among student groups reflect structural inequities that are often the result of historic and systemic social injustices. These inequities typically manifest themselves as the unintended or indirect consequences of unexamined institutional or social policies.
Achieving the Dream believes that access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. Achieving the Dream also believes higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward equity for their students. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Achieving the Dream expects colleges to dismantle the barriers facing underserved students. Colleges must routinely scrutinize structural barriers to equity and invest in equity-minded policies, practices, and behaviors that lead to success for all students.
http://achievingthedream.org/focus-areas/equity ATD & CETL Series