Explore Success Equity and Diversity Topics at Nov. 1 Summit

Faculty and staff are invited to learn how they can promote the success of all student groups at the first Success Equity Summit. The event will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin (6505 IH-35 North).

Keynote speaker is Dr. Martha Ramos Duffer. She will discuss the underpinnings of racial misunderstandings, current research on how prejudices are formed, and ways faculty and staff can foster environments that are enriched by differences. Duffer is a clinical psychologist and founder of Quantum Possibilities in Austin.

In addition to Duffer’s presentation at noon, there will be two morning workshops:

“Sustaining the Courage to Teach” — Cindy Johnson, founding director of North Texas Courage & Renewal, will discuss the question, “Who is the self that teaches?” based on the Courage to Teach program (We Teach Who We Are) pioneered by author Parker Palmer.

“Creating Transformative Learning Environments for Student Success” — Melinda Rothouse, ACC adjunct associate professor of religion, will address how faculty, staff, and administrators can foster student success through interactions with students.

The summit is hosted by ACC’s cultural competence workgroup and College Access Programs Office. Professional development credit is available; register at the professional development workshops webpage. For more information, contact Haydeana Gaviria, (512) 223.7784, or [email protected].

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