September 19, 2022

Virtual systemwide forum: A focus on student success and belonging

All employees are invited to attend the 2022 virtual systemwide forum scheduled from 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 29. The theme this year is “Meeting Students Where They Are: Promoting Learner-Centered Success and Belonging.”

The keynote talks are:

  • “A Sense of Belonging: An Equity Imperative for Higher Education,” presented by Royel Johnson, associate professor of higher education with tenure in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.
  • “State Perspectives on Success and Belonging,” presented by Karrah Herring, Indiana’s first chief equity, inclusion and opportunity officer, and Chris Lowery, Indiana commissioner for higher education.

In addition to the keynote presentations, participants can take part in one or more of 20 different breakout sessions that cover topics such as “Purdue's Framework for Teaching Excellence: Promoting Learner-Centered Success and Belonging, “Students First - Designing Our Assessments Around the Needs of Students,” and “Diversity in Design! Incorporating DEI in Course Design.” Learn more about the breakout sessions here.

The goals of the annual forum are to:

  • Strengthen relationships and share best practices across the system.
  • Increase understanding and appreciation of the Purdue system campuses and activities.
  • Establish a framework for systemwide collaboration.
  • Identify systemwide and mutually beneficial collaborative projects including system-wide proposals for external funding.

The 2022 forum registration is open. Visit the forum website for more information.

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