2017 Summit Agenda

The Transformative Power of Race in the Academy:
Measuring Change, Charting Futures

The 3rd Creating Connections Consortium Summit
Williams College • 21-23 April 2017

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Friday, April 21

5:30 pm Welcome remarks and Opening Keynote, Adrienne Davis
6:45 pm Dinner

Saturday, April 22

8:00 am Breakfast
8:40 am Opening remarks: Framing the day
9:00 am Research Presentations (concurrent sessions)
10:30 am Break
10:45 am How Do We Measure Change? (concurrent sessions)
  • What are our goals for institutional transformation? What are we aiming
to assess? Current tools and techniques we are using to assess institutional
transformation and climate
  • Student voices in diversity work: where and how do students contribute to
shaping goals and measuring outcomes?
  • Measuring individual change: what kinds of transformations are we
each undergoing and how do we measure and assess?
12:15 pm Walk to lunch
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Keynote: Eric A. Hurley and Shelva Paulse Hurley
2:45 pm Charting Futures (Inside the Academy) (concurrent sessions)
  • Strategies for surviving/thriving as a new faculty member
(especially for grads and postdocs, but good for any constituency)
  • Things no one told me about graduate school
  • Moving from vision to action for effecting change on our respective
  • Advancing individual transformation and its relation to institutional
transformation, whatever our respective locations/roles
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm Charting Futures in Shifting Political Landscapes: the Academy and
the World
6:15 pm Dinner

Sunday, April 23

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Idea sharing
10:15 am Research Presentations (concurrent sessions)
Noon Lunch and closing remarks