ACC is proud to announce Dr. Tia Brown McNair as our opening keynote speaker.
Becoming a More Student Ready Leader by Moving from Equity Talk to Equity Walk
How do we lead broad-scale innovation and institutional change to advance educational strategies that prioritize the creation of equity-conscious environments where students can thrive? What changes need to be made in an institution's policies, practices, partnerships, and culture to make excellence inclusive for ALL students? How do we help prepare educators to embrace students’ “cultural wealth” into educational designs to engage diversity and to eliminate inequities in student outcomes? This workshop builds on the practical strategies outlined in From Equity Talk to Equity Walkand Becoming a Student Ready College for examining and establishing equity goals to promote student engagement and success, and to build equity-conscious learning environments.
Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. McNair directs AAC&U’s Summer Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and TRHT Campus Centers and serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives, including the development of a TRHT-focused campus climate toolkit. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016 and August 2022 Second edition).