|Pre-Con, Keynote, and General Sessions & Workshops|
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORKSHOPS, PRE-CONFERENCE, KEYNOTES, & GENERAL SESSIONS
2016 PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Elements of a Successful Fundraising Program presented by Roberta L. Donahue, MBA, CFRE, CFRM
2016 KEYNOTE SESSION
Pluck, Gumption, and Sticktoitiveness: The Resilient College Student presented by Adina Glickman, Stanford University, and Abigail Lipson, Harvard University
2016 GENERAL SESSIONS
Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream presented by Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University
Of the students Goldrick-Rab and her team followed, half dropped out of school, and less than 20% finished a bachelor’s degree in four years. Additional grant money helped some, but was rarely enough. What is clear is that students rarely finish college when their costs are not fully covered; and if they do, it takes them longer than it should, and they graduate with a substantial amount of debt. This is a crushing blow to those who argue that college—especially public college—is affordable for those who really want to be there, or those who work a job while attending, or those who receive financial aid. It’s not, and this broken system must be fixed.
Dr. Goldrick-Rab’s new book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, will be available for purchase before and after the general session.
Show Me Democracy: Students, Scholarships, and the Power of Change presented by Faith Sandler, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis; Dan Parris, Speak Up Productions; Karissa Anderson, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis; Karina Arango, Ritenour School District; Robert Elam, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis; and Amber Overton, East St. Louis Public Schools
In this session, conference attendees will see portions of a feature-length documentary, Show Me Democracy, and will meet the filmmaker and several students featured. Filming began just before the August, 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, an important context for documenting the journey of these young leaders. The tenet of “nothing about me without me” echoes as each student chosen for a policy internship with The Scholarship Foundation finds a path of engagement in the democratic process, from frontline activist to data analyst.
Addressing Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Advocating for Inclusion presented by Dr. Kevin Nadal, Executive Director, The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Description: This general session will focus on microaggressions - or subtle, often unconscious, forms of bias and discrimination that negatively affect people, particularly those of historically marginalized identity groups. Microaggressions have been found to manifest interpersonally in the workplace, schools, communities, and other settings. Examples of microaggressions include “Assumptions of Criminality” (i.e., microaggressions in which people of color are assumed to be deviant or violent) or "Assumptions of Heteronormativity" (i.e., microaggressions in which heterosexuality is viewed as the norm). Institutionally and systemically, microaggressions can manifest through discriminatory policies and laws, many of which isolate or exclude certain minority groups. Previous researchers have found that microaggressions negatively impact various outcomes including mental health, self-esteem, and physical health. Recommendations will be provided to prevent microaggressions and address them when they occur.