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

Specialized Network Meetings and Board Meeting


Friday, November 11, 2016

Plenary Session 1: The Multiple Intersections between Culture, Identity, Learning, and Discovery in Research Universities

Larry Roper (slides), 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

Breakout Sessions

Omid Fotuhi, Research Associate, Stanford University

Warren Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Maryland – College Park


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 (slides), 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 (slides),Professor of Counseling and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University

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

Breakout Sessions

Reception and Poster Session


Saturday, November 12, 2016

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

Breakout Sessions


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

Breakout Sessions