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2011 Representatives Meeting

 Biannual Consortium Representatives Meeting

Academic Success: Creating a Community of Learners
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
January 21, 2011

Meeting Agenda:

9:00-10:00 AM                Breakfast

9:30-10:00 AM               
Welcome Remarks and Introductions, Edward Pittman, CHAS
                                        Steering Board Chair and Associate Dean of the College for
                                        Campus Life, Vassar College
                                        Welcome from Linda Eisenmann, Provost at Wheaton College

10:00 – 11:00 AM          
Theresa Perry, Professor of African Studies and Education
                                        at Simmons College, co-author of
Young, Gifted and Black:
                                        Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students
                                        (Beacon Press)
Dr. Perry's research and work in schools has
                                        focused on the development of a theory of practice for African
                                        American Achievement and educational environments that normalize
                                        high achievement for Black stude
11:00 AM– 11:15 AM      Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM      
Member Featured Practices: Living-Learning Communities
                                        Bucknell University and Dartmouth College

                                        Addressing High Risk Drinking and Sexual Assault
                                        Sylvia Spears,
Acting Sr. Associate Dean of the College &
                                                                Director of the Office of Pluralism & Leadership, Dartmouth College

Residential Colleges:
                                        Bucknell’s Living/ Learning Communities & the Issue of Diversity

Rolando Arroyo-Sucre, Chief Officer of Diversity & Equity, Bucknell University
                                        Slava Yastremski
, Assoc. Prof. of Russian & Comparative Studies at Bucknell                                                                 .

12:15-1:15  PM               Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM              
Skills Practice and Enhancement in Chemistry (SPEC) and
                                       Lab Buddies: Creating a Community of Learners

                                        2009 Pedagogy Grant Recipients, Wheaton College:
                                        Laura Muller, Professor of Chemistry
                                        Janina Benoit, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Faculty discuss a project that focused on creating supportive
                                        environments for underrepresented students in the sciences through
                                        collaborative work and fostering a sense of “belonging” within

2:15 – 2:30 PM               Break                                    

2:30 – 3:30 PM              
Roundtable Discussion: Developing CHAS Collaborations
                                       Regionally and Among Neighboring Schools

3:30 - 4:00 PM               Future Directions


Barnard College | Bates College | Bryn Mawr College | Bucknell University | Clark University |
Colby College  Colgate University | College of the Holy Cross | | Dartmouth College |
Geneseo (SUNY)  
Hamilton College | Haverford College | Mount Holyoke College | Pomona College
| Reed College | Sarah Lawrence College | Skidmore College | Smith College | Swarthmore College |
Trinity CollegeUnion College | University of the South | Vassar College | Wellesley College |
  |  Wheaton College |