A system-wide virtual forum will be held on Thursday
Registration is still open for the 2022 Systemwide Virtual Forum. All employees are welcome to attend from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday (September 29). This year’s theme is “Meeting Students Where They Are: Promoting Learner-Centred Achievement and Belonging”.
The keynote speeches are:
- “A Sense of Belonging: An Equity Imperative for Higher Education,” presented by Royel Johnson, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.
- “State Perspectives on Success and Belonging,” presented by Karrah Herring, Indiana’s Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Officer; and Chris Lowery, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education.
In addition to the main presentations, attendees can take part in one or more of 20 different breakout sessions that cover topics such as “Purdue’s Framework for Teaching Excellence: Promoting Learner-Centered Success and Belonging”, “Students First – Designing Our Assessments Around the Needs of Students” and “Diversity in Design! Incorporating DEI into Course Design.
Catherine Golden, Purdue’s associate vice provost for academic initiatives, said the planning committee was more intentional to also include content that would resonate with instructors.
“While the forum continues to be a great way for faculty and staff to learn and connect, we wanted to make sure we included sessions that would be relevant to instructors and their work in the teaching environment. education,” she said.
An example of an instructor-focused breakout session can be viewed here. See the full breakout session schedule here.
Visit the forum website for more information or register here.