Infusing Inclusive Pedagogy throughout the Curriculum

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • Presented Virtually via Socio
  • Register Here


Every student entering Purdue has demonstrated the capacity to thrive in their education, building on the perspectives and lived experiences that they already possess to further their own aspirations. The work of Maximizing Student Potential (MSP) is to support and resource all students to reach their goals through a data-driven recognition that not all have had the same experiences and outcomes at Purdue, including first-generation students, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, underrepresented minority students, rural students, and students with disabilities, among others.

Our shared responsibility for student success means expecting hard work and commitment from our students and also adopting inclusive and equitable policies and practices so that all students are fully supported in their drive to reach their maximum potential. Presented entirely virtually, this year’s Maximizing Student Potential Conference will focus on Infusing Inclusive Pedagogy throughout the Curriculum , exploring how all faculty and instructors can contribute to an inclusive and equitable learning environments.  


VegaIsis Artze-Vega, Ed.D. serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Valencia College in Central Florida, long regarded one of the nation’s most innovative community colleges, serving more than 70,000 students each year, and a recently designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. She provides strategic leadership for the areas of curriculum, assessment, faculty development, distance learning, career and workforce education, and partnerships for educational equity. 

Prior to joining Valencia, she served as Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning at Florida International University. There, she provided leadership for such university-wide initiatives as a multi-year gateway course project, a hybrid course initiative, and the comprehensive redesign of teaching evaluation. Isis is an active member of the national educational development community, currently serving on the board of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. Most importantly, she is the proud wife of visual artist Sinuhe Vega; the proud mami of Kamilah, 13, and Delilah, 11; and forever indebted to extraordinary parents, Mayra and Elias. Her work is fueled by a commitment to equity and justice, implemented through love and service.


Throughout the afternoon, attendees will have the option to attend concurrent sessions led by faculty presenters. These sessions will provide opportunities for attendees to apply information from the keynote to a specific context, to share evidence-based practices and resources supporting inclusion, and to engage in discussion about implementing principles of inclusive pedagogy.


  • Registration is open to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Purdue-West Lafayette, Purdue-Northwest, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Purdue Global, Purdue Polytechnic High Schools and Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide Programs. To register, click here.
  • All components of this year’s Maximizing Student Potential Conference will be conducted virtually. Participants will be able to access livestream events and supplementary materials, as well as interact with each other, through an app and web platform called Socio.
  • Registrants will receive more information via email, which will include access to the Socio Once logged in, they will find a full conference agenda, as well as links to join the various sessions.
  • After the event, conference materials (including the keynote presentation) will be available to registered attendees via Socio and on the Maximizing Student Potential Conference webpage.



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