IUP to Host 2016 State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education

Posted on 9/19/2016 9:18:08 AM

2016 State Summit Logo 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.

Freeman Hrabowski 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 workshop.

Registration, a Schedule-at-a-Glance, and all information related to this conference can be found on the Summit website.