IUP to Host the 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Posted on 4/8/2016 11:51:26 AM

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The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will sponsor the Ninth Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education on November 2-4, 2016. The Office of Social Equity is pleased to announce that this state-wide event will be hosted by IUP.  

Proposals are now being accepted. The program committee invites faculty, professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and joint faculty-student presentations.

Proposals should be geared to the conference theme, "Rising to the Challenge: Making Inclusion Matter," and should present practical applications to one of the following areas: 1) Inclusion, 2) Education, 3) Advocacy, and/or 4) Dialogue. Please read the proposal guidelines in the Call for Proposals-2016 State System Summit document (pdf).

Freeman Hrabowski 220 pxDr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will serve as the conference keynote speaker on November 3, 2016. 

Dr. Hrabowski is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.”

UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past seven years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.

Further details are available at the Social Equity website: 2016 State System Summit. Members of the IUP community are encouraged to participate and to share the Save the Date Announcement as appropriate (pdf).