The Consortium on High Achievement and Success
Multicultural Affairs Conference
Affairs staff from 21 institutions participated in this conference with the
concentration on effective strategies in support of those who share similar
responsibilities and goals within the fields of multiculturality,
interculturality, and diversity.
3:00 - 6:00 PM: Check in at Hotels
6:00 PM: Shuttle to campus leaves from Radisson Hotel
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Welcome & Dinner (Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center)
8:30 - 10:30 PM: Networking and Socializing (Little Pub)
9:30 & 10:15 PM: Shuttles from campus return to Radisson Hotel
7:30 AM: Shuttle to campus leaves from Radisson Hotel
8:00 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast (Great Room, Spencer House)
9:00 - 10:15 AM: Partnering Across the Institution in Times of Economic Difficulty (Dwight Lounge)
How best can Multicultural Affairs professionals pursue their mission during these times of unprecedented economic challenge? This panel will offer ideas about resource sharing and concrete strategies and techniques for establishing partnerships with different offices, departments and divisions across the institution in order to promote achievement among students from underrepresented groups. Panelists will discuss the challenges and potential benefits of actively pursuing innovative collaborations within a liberal arts setting.
Moderated by: Steven Yao, Assistant Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives, Hamilton College
Director of Multicultural Student Services,
10:15- 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 12:00 AM: Multicultural Affairs in a “Post-Racial” America (Dwight Lounge)
Since the election of Barack Obama, declarations about the achievement of a "post-racial" America have been numerous and repeated. Yet, events on our campuses provide ample evidence for the ongoing importance of "race" and other categories of difference as factors shaping the college experiences of students from underrepresented groups at liberal arts institutions. This panel will address both new and persistent challenges facing Multicultural Affairs professionals as they seek to foster achievement among underrepresented students in the face of recent changes in the political and ideological landscape of the U.S.
Moderated by: Karla Spurlock-Evans, Trinity College
Associate Dean of Academic Diversity
Director of MRC,
Dr. James K. Duah-Agyeman Director,
Office of Multicultural Affairs,
Dr. Duah-Agyeman holds a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics
Education and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cultural Foundations of
Education and teaches
Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity [SOC/WSP 230]
which is part of the national
Intergroup Research Project.
He has been at Syracuse University since 1982 assuming a fulltime employment
position in 1986 as assistant director/counselor of the Office of Supportive
Millennial students have demonstrated an increased interest both in individual public service and in setting the terms of their own educational experiences. This panel will address strategies for incorporating student voices, experiences, and concerns into the process of diversity planning. How do we balance the demands of students considering their relatively brief stays at our institutions? What role can Multicultural Affairs professionals play in breaking down institutional and other barriers to meaningful student participation in diversity planning? How can we help to overcome resistance in other areas of our institutions to the prospect of student involvement?
Associate Dean of the College,
3:00 - 4:00 PM:
Professional Development Discussion (Dwight Lounge)
4:00- 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks
Barnard College | Bates College | Bowdoin College | Bryn Mawr College | Bucknell University | Carleton College | Clark University |