Bakersfield College was pleased to host a conference on Thursday, April 23, 2015, focused on principles and best practices of student equity, academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. The conference provided a collaborative and unique opportunity for faculty, staff, administrators and the community to put equity into action.
The conference agenda includes deliberate engagement and courageous conversations exploring the definition, application and practice of equity, both individually and collectively. With an emphasis on student success, we will identify how participants and stakeholders can collaborate as a community around excellence, equity, and diversity, which in turn supports inclusion and institutional transformation at all service levels to close achievement gaps among historically disadvantaged and disproportionately impacted students.
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|8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||Opening and Welcome|
|9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||
Keynote Address: Dr. Dan Arvizu
|10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon||
Keynote Address: Dr. J. Goosby Smith
|12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.||Networking Lunch and Roundtable Discussions; Student Luncheon w/ J. Goosby Smith|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||
Session 1: Faculty/Staff Panel - Providing Culturally Sensitive Instruction and Services to Students
Session 2: Micro-Aggressions and Unintended Biases
Session 3: Call It What You Want
|2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||
Student Panel & Application Discussion: The Story of Our Students
|3:45 p.m.||Conference Adjournment|
Dan E. Arvizu has served as the Director and Chief Executive of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, and President of Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC since January 2005. He is also an Executive Vice President with MRIGlobal, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He was appointed by two successive U.S. presidents to serve six-year terms on the National Science Board, which governs the National Science Foundation and advises the President and Congress on science policy. He is presently serving as Chairman. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was a chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, leading organizations in energy technologies, material science, and technology commercialization. He started his career and spent four years at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories.
Dr. Arvizu serves on a number of boards, panels and advisory committees including the American Council on Renewable Energy Advisory Board, the Singapore International Advisory Panel on Energy, the Colorado Renewable Energy Authority Board of Directors, and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Advisory Council.
Dr. Arvizu has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
J. Goosby Smith received her M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and her B.S. in Computer Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. “Dr. J.” is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Her research focuses on workplace inclusion. She is co-author of Beyond Inclusion: Workplace Interconnectedness, Energy, and Resilience (2014).
She is also a public speaker and consultant who specializes in face-to-face and computer-mediated education and intervention. She specializes in coaching, small group dynamics, strategic diversity and inclusion retreats, and train-the-trainer program designs. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, American Mensa, National Alumnae Association of Spelman College – Los Angeles, United Negro College Fund Inter Alumni Council of Los Angeles, and the National Society of Black Engineers.
She is a former disaster readiness trainer with American Red Cross of Ventura County and a former board member of Reachable Heights and Interface Children and Family Services, to not for profit organizations.
View the LiveStream at http://www.3cmediasolutions.org/events/BakersfieldCollegeLearnBC042315.
Replay our Live Chat below:
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