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Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of Brighter Higher Ed. She is also a political scientist with more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. She is an accomplished speaker and uses her platform to develop leaders with an understanding of the importance of diversity and encourages personal growth through empathy.
Terri has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman); professorships at University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment.
Terri is the author/editor of books and articles on immigration policy, European politics and security. Her most recent book is the memoir, Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides.
John Zilvinskis is an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University. He is survey researcher who studies the engagement of college students and his career has fostered a love of assessment and High-Impact Practices (HIPs).
In assessment, John has been able to chair a track at the Assessment Institute, written with assessment experts Drs. Trudy Banta and Jillian Kinzie, and publish on important assessment issues such as use of rubrics and faculty development. In HIPs, John interned with the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, wrote his dissertation on quality of these experiences, and has published on the inclusion, implementation, and assessment of HIPs. He is the first editor on a new volume Delivering on the Promise of High-Impact Practices which comes out in March by Stylus Publishing.
Prior to teaching at Binghamton University, John served as a research project associate with the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, where he worked with mostly data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Dr. Zilvinskis is currently a research affiliate with the Center for Community College Student Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin. He is a two-time winner of the Association for Institutional Research’s Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award.
10:00 to 10:45am – Jamboard Coffee Hour
A resource sharing event using Google Jamboard. Join us for Jamboard discussions on the following topics:
10:00 to 10:20am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
10:25 to 10:45am General Education Assessment
Student Affairs Assessment
11:00am to 12:00pm – Keynote Terri Givens
Author of Radical Empathy, Terri Givens discusses her new book in the context of higher education and assessment.
12:10 to 12:50pm – Book Club Lunch
Post keynote lunchtime discussion of Terri Givens' presentation.
1:00 to 2:00pm – Keynote John Zilvinskis
Join John Zilvinskis as he discusses inclusion, implementation, and assessment of High Impact Practices (HIPs) for student success.
2:00 to 3:00pm – Post Keynote Roundtable and Wrap-Up
Post keynote discussion of John Zilvinskis' presentation.
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