BTtoP is honored to be participating in the Association of American Colleges and Universities' 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference: "Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations".
This year, BTtoP will be hosting a pre-conference workshop facilitated by Tim Eatman, Joselyn Schultz Lewis, and Caitlin Salins.
Well-Being and the Equity Imperative
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Academic research and campus practice—supported by Bringing Theory to Practice and others—have emphasized the importance of student well-being, not only as a condition of student success but also as a core goal of educating the whole student. In recent years, the importance of student well-being as an equity imperative has become more and more evident, often due to the advocacy and activism of students themselves. What does it mean to place support for student flourishing at the center of the equity agenda? What does it mean to place equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our understanding of student well-being? This pre-conference workshop will explore both questions, with a focus on the experience and needs of students whose experience of marginality often undermines their success and thriving: students of color, first-generation students, low-income students, and adult working students. It will combine research on student well-being and precarity, discussion of best practices, and reflection on what general commitments constitute a “well-being equity agenda.” It will focus not only on issues of campus climate, community, and emotional support, but also on material needs—housing, food security, childcare—that low-income and working students often confront.
Facilitators:Tim Eatman, Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community, Rutgers University-Newark; Joselyn Schultz Lewis, Senior Associate Director for Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Georgetown University; Caitlin Salins, Executive Project Manager, Bringing Theory to Practice