The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success

On Thursday, September 19 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., faculty and staff are welcome to join Dr. Kimberly Barrett for a webinar on “The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success,” offered by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) designed to question the role of community in the liberal arts education and how community can contribute to student success.  The webinar will take place in Warch Campus Center's Arthur Vining Davis Room. 

Webinar participants will examine community as a concept, an outcome, and an entity in order to better understand emerging definitions of community, ongoing efforts to create inclusive pathways for engagement, and ways community-based practices can advance inclusive excellence.  After learning from presenters representing multiple institutional perspectives about how a collective understanding of community can shape a commitment to equity and student success, we can begin to apply what we learn to Lawrence’s campus. This webinar will guide us as we consider ways in which a strengthened sense of community can enhance individuals’ sense of belonging in ways that help us move toward meeting our goals of institutional excellence.

Please RSVP here.