The 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and
International Education will be hosted by IUP on November 2–4. All events
will be held at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex and are being
coordinated through the Office of Social Equity. Registration is open to all
members of the IUP community.
The conference theme, “Rising to the Challenge: Making
Inclusion Matter,” will be central to all break-out sessions, in addition
to the keynote address by Freeman Hrabowski on Thursday, November 3.
Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland,
Baltimore County, is nationally recognized consultant on science and
math education and has been 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 and
World Report (2008). UMBC has been
recognized as a model for inclusive excellence and as a national leader in
academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.
Hrabowksi will participate in a Q&A and book-signing session following his presentation. His latest work, Holding Fast to Dreams, will be available to purchase during the Summit.
Session presenters will be made up of representatives
from IUP, other State System universities, and several non-system Pennsylvania
institutions. Selected proposal submissions present practical applications to
one of the following areas of the theme: 1) inclusion; 2) education; 3)
advocacy, and/or 4) dialogue. Once scheduling is finalized, a complete listing
of these sessions will soon be available.
Anne Gillies, associate director of Affirmative
Action and Advancement at Oregon State University, will present Search Advocate
Training for faculty and administrators on Wednesday, November 2, as the
Pre-Summit Conference. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants for this
Registration, a Schedule-at-a-Glance, and all information
related to this conference can be found on the Summit website.