Opening Session & Keynote I Understanding Social Conditions and Beating Stereotypes with ‘Whistling Vivaldi’

Ballroom B

Social identities come from a lot of places: our race, our sex, our age, our political affiliations, our medical conditions, our high schools. And each of those identities comes along with a set of expectations or stereotypes. When confronted with negative stereotypes, students perform worse and more often fail. Take away that threat to their identity, and they do fine. So how does this connect to student outcomes work, and what is the critical importance to our communities as colleges strive to improve both access to and achievement of a student’s higher education goals?

Join us for this presentation to see how difficult conversations and strategic actions can make a meaningful difference for college students, colleagues, and the community.

Keynote Presentation

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