Thursday April 7, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track 1: Quality
Track 2: Equality & Opportunity
Track 3: Sustainability
Track 5: Visibility
Joe Slowensky
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
Chapman University
Spirit-Empowered Students: Using At-Risk Indicators to Enhance Student Success

Equipping students for civic responsibility is one of higher education’s vital contributions to society. With a new HSI Status (Hispanic-Serving Institution) and nearly one century of religious heritage, Vanguard University rallied around its motto, “Truth, Virtue, Service,” to improve retention and success by developing early-warning indicators and faculty-staff training presentations.

Karen Lee
Director of Educational Effectiveness; Professor and Chair of English
Vanguard University
Ludmila Praslova
Special Assistant to the Provost for Accreditation and Accreditation Liaison Officer; Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Organizational Psychology
Vanguard University
John Kim
Associate Director of Institutional Research
Vanguard University
Amanda LeBrecht
Associate Director of Student Success and Retention
Vanguard University
Seizing Opportunities Amid Challenges for Serving the Greater Good: Facilitating the Success of Diverse Students Through Multi-Pronged Strategies

The success of increasingly diverse students in graduate psychology is dependent on multiple factors. Changes must occur with students adapting often to new environments; institutions being accountable to addressing constantly increasing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity; and all members of our educational communities being involved in active partnership to ensure success. Contributing to a student’s personal and professional development with a social justice framework encourages them to contribute to the greater good.

Matthew Mock
Professor of Counseling Psychology
John F. Kennedy University
How Can Higher Education Classrooms Keep Up with Society’s Swiftly Changing Definitions of Diversity and Culture?

This session seeks to emphasize how faculty can both challenge their own biases and address equity and visibility in the classroom. We will share how using a culture-centered pedagogy not only improves student learning, but also how such models promote participation and inclusion of people with diverse backgrounds and voices.

Cheryl Greer-Jarman
Core Faculty, School of Human Development
Pacific Oaks College
Bree E. Davis
Associate Dean, School of Cultural and Family Psychology
Pacific Oaks College