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

Friday, April 21

5:00 pm Opening Reception
5:30 pm Welcome Remarks: Adam Falk
5:45 pm Buffet Dinner
6:45 pm Introduction to Keynote: Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes
7:00 pm Opening Keynote: Adrienne Davis
8:30 pm Receptions

Saturday, April 22

8:00 am Breakfast
8:40 am Opening remarks: Susan Campbell Baldridge and Crystal Williams
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
  • 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: Achieving and Sustaining Personal Growth through Diversity Work in the Academy
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Introduction to Keynote: Ngonidzashe Munemo
1:40 pm Afternoon Keynote: Eric A. Hurley and Shelva Paulse Hurley
2:45 pm Charting Futures (Inside the Academy) (concurrent sessions)
  • Surviving and Thriving as a New Faculty Member
  • Things No One Told Me about Graduate School
  • Moving from Vision to Action: Strategies for Effecting Changes in Hiring and Campus Climates
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Balancing Individual and Institutional Transformation
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 Workshop: Give and Take: Promising Practices on Campus
10:15 am Research Presentations (concurrent sessions)
Noon Lunch and Closing Remarks
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