With the idea of leveraging the country’s top leaders, scholars, and policy makers in higher education, we will convene an annual conversation to address important challenges and to share creative solutions that are grounded in research and practice. Rooted in the relevant national conversations of the past year, the 2017 Summit will focus on issues of inclusion, primarily issues of academic inclusion with recognition of personal and social factors as well.

Below we have listed our confirmed speakers and the topics they will be addressing.  Sessions will be conducted in a variety of formats and will be interspersed with breakout activities to facilitate synthesis and collaboration across campuses.  

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Click here to download an Executive Summary of the Summit

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Remarks

Drew Gilpin Faust
28th President of Harvard University
Lincoln Professor of History

Robert Lue
Faculty Director
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard University

Richard Light
Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jenny Bergeron
Director of Educational Research and Evaluation
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard University


“What does inclusion mean for our campuses?”

Rakesh Khurana
Danoff Dean of Harvard College
Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development
Professor of Sociology

Harry Elam
Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Drama
Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Stanford University


“What is our responsibility to our students?”

Joanne Berger-Sweeney
President, Trinity College

“What is our responsibility to our students?”
Notes from the Field:  Lessons learned, success stories, learning opportunities and areas of struggle

Jonathan Holloway
Provost, Northwestern University

Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu
Associate Dean of the College
Director,  The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Princeton University


Spotlight: Inclusion at the United States Air Force Academy

Dana Born

Brigadier General, USAF Retired
Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership (CPL)
Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program
Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School of Government


Introduction: Academic Innovations in Math

Robert Lue
Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Faculty Director, The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard University

Academic Innovations in Math
Notes from the Field:  Lessons learned, success stories, learning opportunities and areas of struggle

Philip Uri Treisman
Executive Director of the Charles A. Dana Center
Professor of Mathematics and of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Elizabeth F. McCormack
Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Physics
Bowdoin College

Talithia D. Williams
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College


Introduction: Academic Innovations in Writing

Tom Jehn
Sosland Director of the Harvard College Writing Program

Academic Innovations in Writing
Notes from the Field:  Lessons learned, success stories, learning opportunities and areas of struggle                                

Khristina Gonzalez
Associate Dean of the College
Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion
Princeton University

Roosevelt Montas
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum
Columbia University


Remarks on Inclusion at Elite Universities

Rachel Gable
Project on Purpose and Values on Education
Harvard University

Dan Levy
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Faculty Chair of the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence Initiative
Harvard University's Kennedy School