Diversity, Culture, & Identity in America’s Research Universities:

Research-Based Initiatives that Promote Shared Discovery and Learning by Students, Faculty, and Staff


UVP Network Meeting: November 10

Specialized Network Meetings, November 10

National Conference: November 11-12

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia



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Thursday, November 10, 2016

UVP Network Meeting

8:00-9:00              Breakfast

8:30                       Welcome and Introductions

9:00-10:15            Session 1

10:15-10:30          Break

10:30-Noon          Session 2

Noon-1:00             Lunch

1:00-2:30             Session 3

2:30-3:00             Business Meeting


3:30-5:30             Specialized Network Meetings and Board Meeting


Friday, November 11, 2016

8:00-4:00              Registration

8:00 -9:00             Breakfast and Welcome

9:00-10:30            Plenary Session 1: The Multiple Intersections between Culture, Identity, Learning, and                                              Discovery in Research Universities

                               Larry Roper, Professor, former Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University

                               Paul Thayer, Special Advisor to the Provost and Associate Vice President Emeritus for                                          Student Success, Colorado State University

                                Co-moderator: Mike Mullen, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs,                                           North Carolina State University

                                Co-moderator: Blanche Hughes, Vice President for Student Affairs, Colorado State University

10:30-10:45           Break

10:45- noon           Breakout Sessions

Noon-12:15           Break

12:15-1:15              Lunch

1:15-2:45              Plenary Session 2: Unpacking the Student Life Cycle (1) – An analysis of the research on                                       initiatives that make the promise of access more meaningful and authentic by                                                        strengthening the college-going pipelines and promoting academic success of diverse                                          student populations during their first semesters at a university.

                               Daron Roberts, Founding Director of Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation,                                                Scholar-in-Residence with African American Male Research Initiative, University of Texas                                     at Austin

                               Nate Easley, Executive Director, Denver Scholarship Foundation

                               Norma Day-Vines, Professor of Counseling and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University

                               Moderator: Beth Loizeaux, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Boston University

3:00-4:15              Breakout Sessions

4:30-6:30              Reception and Poster Session


Saturday, November 12, 2016

7:30-12:00           Registration

7:30-9:00             Breakfast

9:00-10:15           Plenary Session 3: Unpacking the Student Life Cycle (2) – An analysis of the research on                                        initiatives that promote successful transitions into majors, efficient degree completion, and                                visible pathways to post-baccalaureate educational experiences and careers.

                               Peter Doolittle, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Virginia Tech

                               Wendy Troxel, Director, Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and                                            Student Success, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

                               Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, National                                             Science Foundation

                               Moderator: Archie Holmes, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Virginia

 10:15-10:30         Break

10:30-11:45         Breakout Sessions

11:45-12:00         Break

12:00-1:00           Lunch

1:00-2:30              Plenary Session 4: Envisioning the Overarching Institutional Pieces: What would the structure                                   and culture of a university that did these things well look like?  

                               Mark Schlissel, President, University of Michigan

                               Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida and University of South Florida                                               System

                               Diana Natalicio, President, University of Texas at El Paso

                               Moderator: Tony Frank, President and Chancellor, Colorado State University and Colorado                                              State University System

2:30-2:45              Break

2:45-4:00            Breakout Sessions