NCORE is the most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The NCORE webinar continues the conference’s tradition of working to improve racial and ethnic relations on college campuses by providing virtual learning opportunities on effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, communication, and cross-cultural understanding for traditionally underrepresented populations.
COST: The first three introductory sessions are free of charge (August, September, and October 2018). Future webinars will be $50.00 each. Space is limited.
Julie Alexander is an access consultant at Purdue University. She is originally from Port Huron, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2003. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2007. Ms. Alexander worked as an educational counselor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan for 10 years. Ms. Alexander began working at Purdue University in July 2017. Through her work with students with disabilities, she became very passionate about working toward an educational environment that is welcoming and inclusive to students with diverse backgrounds and identities.
Alana Anderson, Ph.D., Babson College
Alana Anderson works as the Senior Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs at Babson College where she is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs and administrative initiatives that emphasize and foster community awareness and inclusiveness for Babson’s diverse student population. She has also previously instructed a first generation student experience course Merrimack College in Andover, MA in the Higher Education Program. Alana received her doctorate from the Lynch School of Education Higher Education at Boston College and holds a Masters of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and a Bachelors of Arts in Politics from Brandeis University. Her research examines how black college women perform their race and gender on social media.
Kevin Gin, Ph.D., Holy Names University
Dr. Kevin Gin serves as the Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness at Holy Names University. He received his Ph.D. from Boston College, his M.S. at Colorado State University, and his B.S. at UC Berkeley. Kevin has worked in alumni affairs, multicultural affairs, residence life, student activities, student leadership, and institutional effectiveness. He has published articles in The Journal of College Student Development, Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, and as a contributing author in the ASHE monograph, Social Media in Higher Education, and the recent book, Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students. His research interests include racialized hostility on social media, and the Asian American college student experience.
The Intersection of Strengths and Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference
Presenter: Daniel Almeida, Ph.D. | California Polytechnic State University
This session engages participants in a discussion to unpack concepts of privilege and oppression and explore how our experiences of privilege and oppression have empowered or constrained our development and use of our natural talents using The Clifton Strengths Assessment.