Becoming a Student-Ready College:
Are colleges and universities prepared for the students who are entering their institutions?
Dr. Tia Brown McNair
January 12, 2018 – 9 am – Noon
(Lunch immediately following)
Space is limited, RSVP to save your spot!
Tia Brown McNair will engage the Stetson University community in a conversation raised in a recently published book she co-authored, Becoming a Student-Ready College*. The national conversation asking “Are students college-ready?” concentrates on numerous factors that are beyond higher education’s control. This book flips the college readiness conversation to provide a new perspective on creating institutional value and facilitating student success. Instead of focusing on student preparedness for college (or lack thereof), this book asks the more pragmatic question of what are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions? What must change in an institution’s policies, practices, and culture in order to be student-ready?
Dr. Tia Brown McNair currently serves as Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Dr. McNair oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact educational practices, and student success, including AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal series of yearly working conferences. Read Dr. McNair’s complete bio on the AAC&U website.
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Lynn Monahan, Project Manager
Julia Metzker, Executive Director
*A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College will be made available to participants who wish to participate in book circles. If you are interested in participating in or leading a book circle, please indicate your interest with your RSVP.