Welcome to the 2021 Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience! 

Each day follows a rhythm of Provocations (whole institute gatherings to spur conversation), Panels (three-at-a-time with both external experts and participating teams to allow for focused exploration of topics*), Office Hours (external speakers will be available for small group consultations), and Team Time (reserved for your team to work on your chosen problem). See below for an overview of the topics explored. Continuing scrolling to explore the topics and associated sessions in more detail.

*Panels will explore the following topics:

  • Data (Monday, 1pm-2:15pm)
  • Systems Thinking (Monday, 3:30-4:45pm)
  • Curricular Change (Tuesday, 11am-12:15pm)
  • Shared Equity Work (Tuesday, 3:30-4:45pm)  
  • Post-Pandemic Equity (Wednesday, 11am-12:15pm)
  • Building Networks Wednesday, 1:15-2:30pm)

Navigating Sched:
  • For the schedule of events scroll below and begin building out your schedule
  • For learning more about speakers and the events that they’re leading, click here, OR click below on "Speakers".
  • For participating institutions, click here OR click below on "Participating Institutions".
  • For exploring who else is attending and a glance at other attendee schedules, click here OR click below on "Attendees".
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Monday, June 21 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
[Systems Thinking] How are - or are not - funding trends in philanthropy, public funding, tuition or investments supporting systems level efforts?

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Each panel prompts participants to examine how traditional siloing of responsibility for access, quality and costs pose significant barriers for transformative change. The three panels represent potential solutions to consider.  

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Archie Cubarrubia

Deputy Director, Institutional Transformation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Archie P. Cubarrubia leads the foundation’s team responsible for understanding how colleges and universities transform themselves to dramatically improve their performance toward equitable student success and translating that understanding into useful tools, methods, and resources.He... Read More →
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Harrison Keller

Commissioner, ‎Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Harrison Keller is the Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Texas. He is a sixth-generation Texan with more than two decades of experience in educational budget and policy, digital learning, senior university administration, management, fundraising, and building effective... Read More →
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(Chair) Emily Schwartz

Program Manager, Ithaka S+R (American Talent Initiative)
Emily Schwartz is a program manager at Ithaka S+R, where her work focuses on researching innovations in higher education and increasing college access and successful outcomes for low-income students, particularly through the American Talent Initiative. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R... Read More →

Monday June 21, 2021 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT