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Friday, September 25

 

1:30 p.m. Registration/Check-in— Dorsey Center, Rosenberg Gallery

 

2-3:30 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 1: Mind the Gap: Who Is Not Getting Access, and Why Does It Matter?

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: José Antonio Bowen (Goucher College): Mapping Competing Interests & Conference Goals

Jeff Strohl (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce)

        Title: “What If Postsecondary Education Actually Was the Great Equalizer?”

Jamie Merisotis (Lumina Foundation)

Title: “The Virtuous Cycle: Meeting National Talent Needs Through Educational Opportunity”

Dawn Whitehead (Association of American Colleges & Universities)   

Title: “Attaining Inclusive Excellence: Guided by an Equity-Minded Framework”

(All panels will be followed by a discussion session for all participants.)

3:30-3:45 p.m. BREAK

3:45-4:45 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 2: Rethinking Who and How We Admit

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: Lani Guinier (Harvard Law School)

Robert Sternberg (Cornell University)

Title: “Standardized Testing in College Admissions: Fish, Fowl, or Fraud?”

John Brittain (University of the District of Columbia)

Title: “Reducing Reliance on Testing to Promote Diversity”

Angel B. Pérez (Trinity College)

Title: “Changing How We Admit Students to College Benefits Higher Education AND Society”

 

4:45-5 p.m. BREAK

5-6:30 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 3: Civil Rights and Race in College Admissions: What Can Colleges Do?

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: Art Coleman (EducationCounsel LLC)

Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed)

Title: “Why Colleges That Support Affirmative Action Should Be Scared”

Richard Kahlenberg (Century Foundation)

Title: “Promoting Equity in a Post-Affirmative Action World”

Walter Allen (UCLA)

Title: “Rough Diamonds, Skilled Jewelers and Magnificent Returns: The Promise of Dreams and Diversity in College Admissions”

 

Saturday, September 26

 

8:30-9 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST—Dorsey Center, Rosenberg Gallery

 

9-10:30 a.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 4: Innovative Solutions, Third Parties, and New Ideas

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: Leslie Lewis (Goucher College)

Kirk Daulerio (Admit Hub)

Title: “Using Technology to Democratize College Admissions”

Sarah Hemminger (Thread)

Title: “The Neuroscience of Building a Movement”

Holly McCormack (Bennington College)

Title: “Dimensions of Access: Connecting College Applications to the College Experience”

Corky Surbeck (Goucher College)

Topic: Goucher Video Application

10:30-11 a.m. BREAK

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 5: Collaborations in the Public Interest

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: Lloyd Thacker (Education Conservancy)

Thane D. Scott (Morgan Lewis)

Topic: Collaborations among colleges with respect to anti-trust

Brian Zucker (Human Capital Resource Corporation)

Topic: Collaboration Within Individual College Communities

12:30 LUNCH—Dorsey Center, Rosenberg Gallery

1:30-3 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Session 6: Policies, Consequences, and Financial Aid

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Moderator: Charlotte Etier (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

Rit Fuller (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

Title: “The Impact and Implications of the Use of Merit Aid by Public Institutions”

Sarah Bauder (Gates Foundation)

Title: “Admissions Consequences (Intended and Unintended) of Financial Aid Reform”

Jamienne Studley (U.S. Department of Education)

Title: “The Urgency of Now: Decisions That Count”

Douglas Wood (Ford Foundation)

        Title: “Debt-Free College for all: Promising Policies and Practices”

 3 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. CULMINATING KEYNOTE

Dorsey Center, Merrick Lecture Hall

Conference Summary: José Antonio Bowen (Goucher College)

Keynote Introduction: Seble Dawit (Goucher College)

Keynote: Lani Guinier (Harvard Law School)

“Democratizing Education: The Power of Diversity with Collaboration”