How do we create learning spaces where all students have equitable support to succeed? From June 1 - 3, 2022 faculty and academic support professionals shared their experiences innovating for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The keynote speakers for 2022 were Maha Bali, associate professor of practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, and Bryan Dewsbury, associate professor of biological sciences at Florida International University.

Conference Schedule

For session descriptions, see the full agendaAll times are Eastern.

Wednesday, June 1

Our conference began with concurrent 2-hour workshops. Each workshop requires separate registration.

10 a.m.

  • Create a More Inclusive Syllabus with Jedidiah Rex and Roslyn M. Theisen from Lawrence University.
  • Help Yourself Help Others: Updating Your Self Care Toolbox with Heather Petersen from Kenyon College.
  • Landback Acknowledgements as Living Documents with Simon Garcia, Patrick Bottiger, H. Abbie Erler, Simon Garcia, Sara Pfaff and Orchid Tierney from Kenyon College.

2 p.m.

  • Help! I’ve Failed a Student! Fostering an Empathy of Failure with Orchid Tierney, Charlotte Woolf and Krista Dalton from Kenyon College.
  • Integrating Emotional Intelligence & Growth Mindset to Create Equity, Empower, Build Self-Efficacy, and Grow Intelligence with David R. Katz III from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Thursday, June 2

9 a.m.

  • Flipping the Berg: Using the Iceberg Model of Culture to Understand Students with Robin Hart Ruthenbeck and Marne Ausec from Kenyon College and Aaron Colhapp from Macalester College.

10 a.m.

  • Promoting successful student transitions to college STEM courses with a metacognitive skills-based peer mentoring program with Annabel Edwards, Ayana Hinton, Chris Weingart, Cristina Caldari, and Jeni Miller from Denison University.

1 p.m.

  • Keynote by Maha Bali: Why Might DEI *Not* Work? Towards Socially Just Care in Institutions.

2:10 p.m.

  • Student Self-Assessment of Participation with Marie Snipes from Kenyon College.
  • Rethinking the Bioethics Trigger Warning in a Collaborative Mode with Alexandra Bradner, Holly Baker and Samantha Jones Hughes from Kenyon College.
  • Reflecting and Responding to Case Studies on Diversity! with Ronda Gray from the University of Illinois - Springfield.

3:20 p.m.

  • Supporting Executive Function Skill Development in Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Students For Maximum Academic Wellness with Megan Sheldon from Champlain College.
  • Toward More Equitable and Student-Centered Participation Evaluations with Ashley Kennard from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Friday, June 3

10 a.m.

  • Intersectional Identity & Neurodiversity in a Higher Education Environment with Cory Davis, Ian Fournier, Megan Sheldon, and Faith Yacubian, from Champlain College.

11:10 a.m.

  • Finding What Works in Faculty-to-Faculty DEI Development with Caroline Toy, Elizabeth Allen-Pennebaker, Tarn Foerg, Rebecca Mills, Rowshan Nemazee, Kerry Noonan, David Mills, and Van Dora Williams from Champlain College.

1 p.m.

  • Keynote by Bryan Dewsbury: The Promise and Practice of Inclusive Teaching

2:10 p.m.

  • Dialogue Across Difference: First Year Seminar with Luisa Bieri and Kevin McGruder from Antioch College
  • A Return to Humanity in Teaching with Stephanie M. Foote from the Gardner Institute.
  • Reframing Deficit Thinking: Possibilities for Asset-Based Course Instruction with Michele Nobel from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Proceedings from our previous conferences are available on Digital Kenyon.

Sponsored by Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, the Ohio Five Collaborative Grants Program, and Kenyon's Anti-Racism Resource Fund.