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Highlighted Sessions

 

OPENING PLENARY

Always on the Fringe: Closed Futures and the Promise of Liberal Education

An open discussion moderated by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella with:

Sara Goldrick-RabSara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology, Temple University, and author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Michael RothMichael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
 

Jeff SelingoJeff Selingo, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, and author of There is Life After College:  What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Beverly Daniel TatumBeverly Daniel Tatum, former President, Spelman College, and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" and Other Conversations About Race.

 

CLOSING PLENARY

Jelani CobbThe Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
Jelani Cobb
, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, and Staff Writer for The New Yorker

 

ACAD KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Jaime CasapIteration and Innovation in Education 
Jaime Casap
, Education Evangelist, Google, Inc.

 

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST FOR WOMEN FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS

Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&UGlass Cliffs, Queen Bees, and the Snow Woman Effect: Persistent Barriers to Women’s Leadership in the Academy
Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U

 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR

mc_highlights.jpgBuilding and Sustaining Allies for Turbulent Times
Michelle Asha Cooper
, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy

Introduction by Lorenzo L. Esters, Vice President, Philanthropy, USA Funds

USA FundsAAC&U thanks USA Funds for their generous support of this event.

 

PRESIDENTS’ FORUM PLENARY

Frederick M. LawrenceThe Contours of Free Expression on Campus: Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility
Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Phi Beta Kappa

 

PRESIDENTS' FORUM LUNCHEON

Scott JaschikWhy Reporters Won't Pay Attention—Except When I Don't Want Them To
Scott Jaschik,
Editor, Inside Higher Ed