Each year, the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence hosts a national scholar to Stetson University for the annual Teaching and Learning Day (formerly known as Faculty Learning Community Day). This day of reflection and discussion provides an opportunity for the Stetson community to grapple with big issues that impact our work delivering high-impact educational experiences in the 21st century. We hope that you will join us as we engage in thought-provoking conversation about Becoming a Student Ready College!
2018 Teaching and Learning Day
Making Excellence Inclusive: Becoming a Student-Ready College
January 12, 2018 – 9:00 – 12:00 PM
(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. Tia Brown 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.
You can learn more about the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offerings by following the Stetson Faculty blog. Please reach out to our office if we can assist you.
*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.