Schedule

This year's Student Affairs Certificate Program will be held June 4-7, 2018.

Monday, June 4: Social Justice + the Innovation Process

On day one, we will discuss what we mean by “social justice” and “innovation,” explore the sources of social injustice on our campuses and identify strengths we might employ to create change. We will also begin to examine innovation models that we will practice each day of the program. You will be able to apply these models to a variety of issues when you get to back your institutions.

8:30 - 9:30 AM 

Breakfast + Registration

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Session

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session

Tuesday, June 5: Access + Diversity

We increase the diversity of our community by improving access to our schools, buildings, programs, services and people. While it is critical to increase access in the realms of admissions, financial aid and the professoriate, for student affairs practitioners, access must also be considered in everything from recruiting and hiring professional staff to how space arrangement and location informs which students are willing and able to participate in our programs. Barriers to access may include complex systems of people, processes, physical space, perceptions, publicity and pecuniary resources. On day two, we will explore innovations designed to dismantle these barriers and ensure all our students have the opportunity to realize their full potentials.

9:00 - 9:30 AM 

Breakfast

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session

Wednesday, June 6: Inclusion

The value of diversity is squandered unless there is inclusion, an environment that respects, connects, involves and empowers people of all identities. In a state of inclusion, the organization operates from a place of cultural humility and hospitality so that students and others feel a sense of belonging to the campus community. On this day, we will investigate innovations in inclusion to improve campus climate, increase retention and graduation rates, strengthen employee engagement, and enhance the involvement of alumni from diverse backgrounds.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

Breakfast

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session

Thursday, June 7: Organizational Equity

A conversation about social justice is incomplete without an exploration of equity, an equal opportunity to excel. Equity requires our organizations to develop coherent strategies to address the maldistribution of resources; create opportunities that disrupt structural educational disparities; and employ policies, processes, and programs that are designed to move toward equalizing educational outcomes. While days two and three explore both interpersonal and institutional issues, this day will focus exclusively on systematic organizational disparities among groups with different levels of power or prestige by interrogating the structures, systems and policies guiding our institutions of higher education.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session

To sign up for the Emory Higher Education Institute listerv and receive information throughout the year, please email Brenda Kinchen at brenda.f.kinchen@emory.edu