2022 Schreyer Conference

Looking Inward, Moving Forward:

Advancing DEIA in Teaching and Learning

Biennial Schreyer Conference

The Schreyer Conference is made possible through the generous donation of William A. and Joan L. Schreyer. The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and the Schreyer Honors College co-host the biennial conference on issues that are timely and of national importance in higher education. The conference provides a forum for national leaders to share knowledge and practices that advance teaching and learning at Penn State.


2022 Schreyer Conference

Looking Inward, Moving Forward: Advancing DEIA in Teaching and Learning

The 2022 Schreyer Conference focuses on the critical role of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in teaching and learning. Through plenary presentations, facilitated roundtable discussions, and individual reflection, we hope that the conference will foster courage to listen deeply, to reflect on our commitment to DEIA, and to advance DEIA in teaching and learning through collective and individual action.

The conference will be held via Zoom.

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 5

9:00 AM
Welcome: Dr. Angela Linse, Executive Director of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and Associate Dean for Teaching
9:15 AM
Plenary: Dr. Anneliese Singh, Racial Healing: Practical Steps to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing
10:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Small group conversations on ideas from Dr. Singh’s plenary.
10:45 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Plenary: Dr. Darris Means, The Ripple Effects of Higher Education: Considering a Rural Geographical Context to Advance Equity and Justice in Teaching and Learning
12:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Small group conversations on ideas from Dr. Means’s plenary.
12:45 PM
Closing Reflections/Remarks

Thursday, January 6

9:00 AM
Welcome/Opening Remarks: Dr. Lynette Yarger, Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion Schreyer Honors College
9:05 AM
Plenary: Dr. Luis Perez, Designing Equitable Learning Experiences Makes Everyone’s Heart Sing
10:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Small group conversations on ideas from Dr. Perez’s plenary.
10:45 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Plenary: Dr. Tracie Addy, What Inclusive Instructors Do
12:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Small group conversations on ideas from Dr. Addy’s plenary.
12:45 PM
Closing Reflections/Remarks

Plenary Speakers on Wednesday, January 5

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Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC (she/they)

Plenary Title: Racial Healing: Practical Steps to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing

Dr. Singh is a Professor and Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development/Chief Diversity Officer at Tulane University. Her scholarship and community organizing explores the racial healing, racial justice, and the resilience and liberation experiences of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people. Anneliese is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and The Queer and Trans Resilience Workbook. Anneliese is co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and the Trans Resilience Project. Dr. Singh is @anneliesesingh on Twitter and Instagram, and her website is www.anneliesesingh.com.

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Darris Means, PhD

Plenary Title: The Ripple Effects of Higher Education: Considering a Rural Geographical Context to Advance Equity and Justice in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Darris R. Means is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Dean’s Faculty Scholar in Equity, Justice, and Rural Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also currently a 2021 Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow with the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Darris researches pathways to and through postsecondary education for rural students, Black students, and first-generation college students. Darris has published 21 single-authored and co-authored articles, and he is the co-editor of Case studies for Student Development Theory: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Plenary Speakers on Thursday, January 6

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Luis Perez, PhD

Plenary Title: Designing Equitable Learning Experiences Make Everyone’s Heart Sing

As a technical assistance specialist, Luis Perez promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. Prior to joining the CAST, Luis was an independent consultant focusing on mobile learning, UDL and assistive technology. He was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009 and as a Google in Education Certified Educator in 2014. Luis is President-Elect of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. He also serves on the board of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured in Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Tracie Addy, PhD

Plenary Title: What Inclusive Instructors Do

Dr. Addy is the Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where she partners with instructors across divisions and ranks on their teaching efforts. She performs scholarship on teaching and learning and educational development, primarily focusing on learner-centered practices including active learning and inclusive teaching. She is co-author of the book What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching.

Acknowledgement of Land

http://equity.psu.edu/acknowledgement-of-land

The Pennsylvania State University campuses are located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations. As a land grant institution, we acknowledge and honor the traditional caretakers of these lands and strive to understand and model their responsible stewardship. We also acknowledge the longer history of these lands and our place in that history.