Summit Schedule

All scheduled events take place in the Harding Motts University Center and David M. French Hall.

8:00am-8:45am | Registration & Continental Breakfast | Happenings Room

8:45am-9:15am | Welcome to the 2018 Equity & Inclusion Summit | Happenings Room

  • Eduardo Olivo, ACPA-MI Social Justice and Inclusion Coordinator
  • Sharese Mathis, ACPA-MI President

9:15am-10:00am | Opening Keynote Speaker | Happenings Room

  • Dr.  Susan E. Borrego, Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint
  • (Introduction of Dr. Borrego by Thomas Bell, Director of the Center for Educator Preparation, University of Michigan-Flint)

10:15am-11:15am | Session 1 | French Hall Rooms 110, 130 and 212

Building a Path to Liberation                       

Shannon Jolliff-Dettore (Central Michigan University)

Being authentic in our liberation work is the key to our sustainability as we engage in our own healing around the socialization we have received, as well as continue to take in, as we interact with the world around us.  Participants in this session will build their own authentic path to liberation while examining their own socialization in the process.  We will use Bobbie Harro's work to explore our roots and then engage in an honest step-by-step building process of our own path to liberation.

A Restorative and Equitable Approach to Bias Response

Brooke Harris, Evelyn Galvan, Mallory Martin-Ferguson, and Carrie Landrum (University of Michigan)

Data shows that bias incidents are on the rise nationally. Actions motivated by bias, whether criminal in nature or not, leave a lasting impact on those involved and the whole community. Collectively we can work to provide responses, best practices, and tangible actions to repair harm through restorative measures. This session will allow participants to reflect on three areas of bias incident prevention and response: planting, growing, and harvesting. Using a circle process, participants will be able to think through bias incident successes and challenges for each step, learn more from one another, and brainstorm new ideas for acting on bias incidents.

Decentering Whiteness in Identity-Based Spaces                 

Roman Christiaens and Mark Chung Kwan Fan (University of Michigan)

Higher education identity spaces, such as LGBTQ Centers, typically elevate the most dominant voices within specific communities. By default, these spaces perpetuate characteristics of whiteness that further marginalize individuals living at multiple intersections of racial identities. This session aims to provide tangible tools, aligned with Social Justice and Inclusion competencies from ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies (2010), to decenter whiteness and invite counter stories into identity-based spaces. Based on Jones and Okun’s (2001) framework on white supremacy culture, this session provides participants the opportunity to explore ways of resisting and/or addressing dominant narratives of whiteness towards racial inclusion.

11:30pm-12:10pm | Networking Luncheon | Happenings Room

12:10pm-1:00pm | Featured Luncheon Speaker | Happenings Room

  • Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, President of ACPA

1:15pm-2:15pm | Session 2 | French Hall Rooms 110, 130 and 212

Have It Your Way-Tailored Campus Visits

Andrea Layton (University of Michigan)

Attending a campus tour can serve as a barrier to students and families who come from historical underrepresented, underserved, and/or under-resourced backgrounds. In an effort to get more middle and high school students thinking about college, the University of Michigan’s Center for Educational Outreach has crafted tailored campus visits to fill those gaps that aren't met by traditional admissions tours. In this session, attendees will learn tools to specialize campus visits in order to meet the needs and desires of students who come from traditionally under-resourced communities. This session is tailored to meet the interests of people interested in increasing college access for under-represented populations.

The DEI Profile: An Introspective Approach to Leadership Development and Capacity Building

Dr. Chiara Hensley, Julia Heck, Sean Woolf, and LaMarcus Howard (Eastern Michigan University)

A challenge of DEI work is creating engagement within offices/departments who do not directly appear to be explicitly related to this work. Participants will gauge their current levels of engagement and evaluate and inventory implicit and explicit DEI values, beliefs, and practices as a means to addressing issues, building capacity for, and building strategic appliances that strengthen equity and inclusion. Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Wellness & Community Responsibility, Office of the Ombuds, and Disability Resource Center will discuss how DEI profiles assisted them in meeting these goals through an introspective approach to leadership development and capacity building.

Validating Student Language Choices: Inclusive Language Practices as Activism

Stephanie Aguilar-Smith and Autumn Laws (Michigan State University)

Validating students’ language choices is an imperative for inclusion and equity on college campuses, especially as higher education becomes increasingly more diverse along a number of lines. In this session, we share the collaborative process of drafting a language inclusivity statement within the context of university writing center. Leveraging lessons learned from this experience, we encourage participants to critically reflect on their institution’s language practices as well as invite an open dialogue where session participants may co-generate plans of action that may engender more inclusive and more equitable college campus climates.

2:30pm-3:30pm | Session 3 | French Hall Rooms 110, 130 and 212

Planting Seeds: Equity & Inclusion for Student Success

Brenda Nelson, Dr. Amy Radford-Popp, and Marcell King (Michigan State University)

This session explores how to plant seeds of inclusion and equity on college campuses. Through a critical inquiry framework, we will address the essential elements of inclusive and equitable leadership practices as well as, promote ways to increase cultural competency skills in order to cultivate greater student success where everyone can advance and thrive. Interactive activities include a group discussion on Peggy McIntosh's article "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" and partner reflections on ways participants can improve their campus institutions in order to cultivate more inclusive/equitable practice that encourages empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility (EACH) behaviors.

Please Secure your Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others: Self Care as Survival

Jennie Rokakis (Denison University) and Richard Cole (Eastern Michigan University)

Welcome aboard flight Self Care!  Sit back and listen to your flight attendants’ safety announcement.  Just as people tune these announcements out, SA professionals tune out talk of self-care, as if they’ve heard it all.  But how many of us actually know what to do in an emergency to get yourself to safety?  This fun, interactive workshop will help you create your own personalized (TSA approved) self-care carry-on, full of tips and tricks to use to when you hit turbulence. Learn how to take care of yourself, so you can take care of others.  In-flight snacks are provided.

Creating Inclusive Campus Communities for Students of Color at PWIs

Jasmine Lee (Michigan State University)

Current research describes the unique challenges faced by students of Color attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Challenges faced include daily microagressions and issues with belonging, just to name a few.  How are these challenges exacerbated when student affairs professionals are unable or unwilling to understand racialized experiences?  How can SA pros better support students of Color on predominantly white campuses?  This session utilizes Critical Race Theory to explore affirmation, support and advocacy techniques for working with students of Color at PWIS.

3:45pm-4:00pm | Closing Remarks and Awards | Happenings Room

  • Eduardo Olivo, ACPA-MI Social Justice and Inclusion Coordinator
  • Sharese Mathis, ACPA-MI President (Award Certificates)

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