Higher Education must prepare our students to face an increasingly complex, diverse, and changing world. We must educate the citizens of tomorrow–and we must do it today. I recall once reading the quote: “To be faithful to our mission, to be creative, we must change.” This was not the wisdom of a Silicon Valley CEO … Read more
Decades ago, scientists foretold the changing ethno-landscape of America. Now we are here and the debate of how to deal with it continues to rage. Understanding that diversity cultivates a stronger society, work force and business goals, how do we move past toleration to appreciation? This presentation shows us how to utilize diversity in more … Read more
What do you do when school does not come easy for you? What do you do when your social-economic background works against you? What do you do when the odds of life are stacked against you? This presentation examines the spark from within that must be lit to ignite the zest for life required to … Read more
Intercollegiate athletics have long been considered an integral part of the college experience, but recent changes raise serious questions about the future, both for institutions and for student athletes. Olin Sansbury was a university chancellor for twenty years and served three years on the NCAA Presidents Commission. He examines the changes and their impact in … Read more
Dr. Pinheiro, Jr. will discuss how various issues (surrounding race, gender, and class) have had a profound impact on public education throughout American history. The presentation highlights a number of historical moments where different historically marginalized groups routinely fought against discriminatory policies and actions that meant privilege public education to a segment of society. Additionally, … Read more
Woodson promoted black history and culture through his scholarship and the professional organization he help to start, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Donald West’s presentation tells this story.
What are the implications of Videophilia and Nature Deficit Disorder for the future of our world? Studies of children and South Carolina college students reveal the relationships between knowing nature, knowing the names of plants, human health, and conservation of biodiversity.
In this program, Dr. Tolson discusses the diverse children’s literature that should be included in every library, classroom, and home. She explains the movement of diversity in the field of publishing children’s literature and the authors and illustrators that have made a powerful change.
This presentation begins with late 19th century Negro children’s literature to the evolution of the present-day Black children’s literature and features a colorful Power Point.