Dr. Tia Brown McNair will present her lecture titled “Equity-Mindedness: Racial Equity and Justice in Higher Education” on October 13 at 1 pm as part of the newly launched Presidential Speaker Series at Clarkson University.
The series is designed to bring eminent scholars and thought leaders from across the country and around the world to help members of our community tackle perennial and emerging challenges such as racism, colonialism, sexism, poverty, climate change and the cost of higher education, among others.
Dr. Brown McNair will outline the concept of equity-mindedness, its practice, and related curricular, co-curricular, and how community engagement can help systematically transform higher education into a sphere of inclusive excellence. The event will be held via Zoom from 1:00 pm. to 2:30 pm. To register click here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. McNair directs AAC&U’s Summer Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and TRHT Campus Centers and serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success.
The ongoing Presidential Speaker Series continues Clarkson’s legacy of innovation, experimentation, and self-invention in order to better prepare the next generation of leaders and global citizens to address society’s vexing challenges. It is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.
The series is designed to enrich the intellectual life of the University and its community through stimulating and sustained conversations on a wide range of topics. In addition to delivering speeches/lectures that are recorded and available to the university and its community the speakers, while on campus, will also engage in interactions with various stakeholders, including faculty, students, staff, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees.