December 14, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
ADVIS member schools pay $50 per person. $170 for non-members.
Payment should be made by check or credit card in advance of the program.
Breakfast and lunch are included.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
December 7, 2018
Late registrations will be charged an additional $10 per person.
Girard College - TEC Center
2101 S College Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Director of Professional Development
ADVIS SOCIAL MEDIA
Learning in a Burning House:
Becoming Firefighters for Educational
Equity, Achievement, and Justice
Sonya Douglass Horsford, Teachers College, Columbia University
Monday, January 14, 2019
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
La Salle College High School
This program is supported by funding from ADVIS Event Underwriter
Carney Sandoe & Associates (
An MCRC@ADVIS Program for Directors of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
For Directors of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or the person directly responsible for this important work in their schools.
Taking Stock and Powering On!
Karlene Burrell-McRae, Dean of Colby College
Dr. Ann Tiao, Assistant Dean for Student Services,
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Current trends in higher education show that students still have difficulties with race and inclusion at the college and graduate level. Are Independent Schools with their smaller classes and sometimes larger resources actively working to teach the skills necessary to build a more inclusive society? What opportunities lay ahead for Independent School diversity officers to lead to help shape pedagogy, policies, and practices at their schools to ensure that students are fully able to be leaders in building inclusive communities when they move to the next level?
To understand what downstream folks are seeing from our students as it relates to skills for positive change;
To have a sense of what leaders are doing today to advance the work;
To learn new and different ways that diversity officers can affect policies and practice at their independent schools;
To share candidly with one another about challenges, opportunities, and frustrations.
Shipley School Trustee, Karlene Burrell-McRae, Dean of Colby College and Dr. Ann Tiao, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Penn GSE, will provide a framework for advancing true equity and inclusion in our schools, encourage sharing around where participant schools are in this work, and lead discussion about how best to move our schools forward. This program will be an opportunity for networking, community building and collaboration.
About Our Presenters
Karlene Burrell McRae
, Dean of the College, Colby College
As Dean of the College, Karlene Burrell-McRae works collaboratively with the president, senior officers, and faculty to provide leadership and promote the vision of a fully integrated student experience, combining the curricular and cocurricular dimensions of student life illuminating the connection between students’ intellectual and personal development. Dean Burrell-McRae leads new and existing initiatives to foster a diverse and inclusive community, and spearheads Colby’s civic engagement efforts.
Most recently Karlene was the associate dean of students and executive director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion at the University of Chicago, which included the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the LGBTQ Student Life Office, and the Office of Student Support Services, which focused on first generation, lower income, and undocumented students’ experiences. Previously, she served as the assistant dean of college and director of Black Cultural Center at Swarthmore College.
Prior to Swarthmore, Dean Burrell-McRae spent 18 years at the University of Pennsylvania, where she held numerous positions with increasing responsibility within the Division of University Life, including her role as the inaugural director of Makuu, the university’s Black cultural center. A self-described community builder and collaborator, she earned a doctorate in higher education, a master’s in social work, and a master’s of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a 1994 alumna of Colby and majored in anthropology.
As a Colby trustee since 2014, she emerged as an important voice on the board, using her experience as an educator to inform strategy and decisions. She was vice chair of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Student Affairs Committee, among others. She is currently serving on the Board of The Shipley School and served on the Search Committee for Shipley's new Head of School.
Ann Tiao, Ph.D.
, Assistant Dean for Student Services, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Dr. Ann Tiao has dedicated the majority of her career in higher education to increasing access, promoting diversity, and building inclusive spaces with a specific emphasis on graduate education and assessment. She is currently the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn GSE) where she has also taught for almost two decades. In addition to being a full-time administrator and lecturer, she also delivers diversity workshops to different organizations. Dr. Tiao has worked in numerous fields including high tech, engineering, statistics, and higher education, typically focusing on building new teams, programs, or systems utilizing data driven research to foster continuing improvement. Her career started at Intel Corporation working in the largest cleanroom environment in the world at the time.
Dr. Tiao received a B.A. in Statistics from Kansas State University, an M.S. in Statistics from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and has a long record of service at the university, community, and national levels.
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