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Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective 11 Oct - 16 Oct, 2014
IMAGINATIONStudents at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective 11 Oct - 16 Oct, 2014

    Overview

    One of the fundamental responsibilities of higher education is to provide open and equal opportunities for students to learn, succeed, and positively contribute to their local,  national, and global societies. Great strides are being made in increasing educational access, retention completion, and success, yet there is still work to be done particularly for students from disadvantaged or marginalized groups. Unprecedented shifts in migration patterns are causing demographic changes around the world. Additionally,  governments, societies, and higher education institutions are increasingly recognizing the need and responsibility to create legal and institutional frameworks for providing more and better opportunities for people from historically marginalized groups to gain access and achieve success at the university level.

    From South Africa’s “Historically Disadvantaged Institutions,” to Brazil’s “Law of Social Quotas,” and a long tradition of “Minority Serving Institutions” in the United States, just to name a few, higher education institutions committed to providing educational opportunities for local communities marginalized along ethnic, racial, religious or other lines can be found on every continent. What’s more, in light of shifting demographics and the growing focus on educational opportunity and access, increasing numbers of colleges and universities will be serving students from marginalized groups. For too long, institutions serving students at the margins have operated in a vacuum, failing to collaborate across institutional types and across nations. This Salzburg session will bring together leaders from institutions serving marginalized populations with policy makers and researchers to develop a platform for finding solutions to these institutions’ common challenges and capitalizing on their strengths.

    This program is being designed and implemented in partnership with the recently launched Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and with Educational Testing Service. From 2010 to 2012, Salzburg Global and Educational Testing Service collaborated on a series of sessions on “Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide.”


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    Chairs

    CHAIRS
    Michael Nettles
    Senior Vice President, Policy Evaluation & Research Center, ETS, USA
    CHAIRS
    Marybeth Gasman
    Professor of Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Session Contributors, Speakers and Panelists

    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Graeme Atherton
    Head, AccessHE, UK
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Nelson Bowman
    Executive Director of Development, Prairie View A&M University, USA
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Stella Flores-Montgomery
    Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Catherine Millett
    Senior Research Scientist, ETS Policy Evaluation & Research Center, United States
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Bill Moses
    Managing Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Susana Muñoz
    Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    William New
    Professor of Education and Youth Studies, Beloit College, USA
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Betty Overton-Adkins
    Clinical Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Director, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Marcelo Paixão
    Professor of Economics & Sociology, Federal University de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (invited)
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Venitha Pillay
    Associate Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Zena Richards
    Director: Student Equity and Talent Management Unit & Educational Psychologist, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Suellen Butler Shay
    Dean, Centre for Higher Education Developemnt, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Ita Sheehy
    Senior Education Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Michael Sorrell
    President, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
    SESSION CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
    Mary Tupan Wenno
    Executive Director, ECHO, the Hague; President, European Access Network (EAN), London

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