Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education

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May 19-21, 2005

Marriott Crystal Gateway

Arlington, Va.

(Washington, D.C., metropolitan area)

The second annual Black Issues In Higher Education Benchmarks & Barriers conference will bring participants poignant and thought-provoking messages from campuses, communities, Capitol Hill, professional education organizations and the private sector. It will address the critical themes of the day, including:

* Achievement and success How to not only close but surpass the achievement gap

* Advancing careers: Negotiating the ladders of success. "What works" for faculty and administrators

* Campus climate Innovative and insightful techniques for ensuring a positive collegiate and collegial experience for students, faculty and administrators

* Careers Negotiating the ladders of success in higher education

* Closing the advancement and achievement gaps "What works" for students, faculty and administrators

* Community colleges The necessary link to success

* Financial aid Keeping college affordable for future generations

* Globalization International education and issues for people of color

* Hip Hop and learning The message, the music and its affect on the education environment

* Honoring our legends Words from the pioneers and trailblazers

* Multiculturalism, diversity, equity, people of color Defining the new terms and terminology of inclusion

* People, power and policies Focus on advocates, change agents and leaders

* "Show us the money" Development and fund raising for advancing the equality agenda

* Technology Ensuring equal access and technological resources for people of color

* Testing and assessment Keeping this necessary evil honest and egalitarian

These and other timely issues will be the focus of keynote presentations, featured panels and concurrent sessions. Join Black Issues in the most important conference in 2005 for people interested in higher education and people of color.

Patricia Gonzalez, University of Wisconsin

Frank Hale, Ohio State University

Fred Hoard, Knox College and Association of Black Culture Centers

Wyatt Kirk, North Carolina A&T State University

Rodney Jackson, Center for Black Philanthropy

Gregory Roberts, American College Personnel Association

Roberto Rodriguez, University of Wisconsin

Patricia Williams, College Board

CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

Thursday, May 19, 2005

am   8:3am-5:30pm      Registration and Service Desk

pm   Noon-1:45pm       Opening Luncheon--
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