2019 Career Pathways Initiative 4th Annual Convening and Data Institute - Atlanta | UNCF

2019 Career Pathways Initiative 4th Annual Convening and Data Institute – Atlanta

Promise to Purpose

Join peers and thought leaders at the 2019 Career Pathways Initiative and Data Institute, July 1 – 3, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Engage in thought-provoking dialogue with leaders in higher education, social justice and community empowerment sectors. The convening’s 2019 theme, Linked: Promise to Purpose, will leverage the unique experience of HBCUs to explore the changing needs of a 21st century workplace in a broader context of a continuing need to address systemic cultural and societal barriers for the next generation of Black leaders. Over the course of the three-day meeting, attendees will explore how HBCUs are innovating and collaborating to better serve students, communities and our national economy.

2019 Convening Objectives:

  • Explore how HBCUs can continue driving missions while responding to the needs of a new economy and societal context
  • Study purposeful approaches to leveraging disruptions in higher education
  • Examine HBCUs leading large-scale change and preparing for a rapidly changing technology-driven world.
  • Investigate partnering institutions as they execute career pathway developments:
    • Intentional guided pathways
    • Curricular enhancements
    • Integrated co-curricular engagement

Presented by UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI).

#UNCFCPI    #PromisetoPurpose

Organizers
Speakers, Interviewers and Guests
Agenda
Monday, July 01
 
12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Registration Open

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

Institutional Effectiveness and Data on Campus (HBCU Data and Analytics Credential Lesson 2) In this session, we will discuss the meaning and power of institutional effectiveness and how to ensure it is a continual process engrained in the culture of our institutions.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Social Justice Presidential Think Tank. UNCF staff will gather with the leadership of its 37 member institutions to discuss strategy and plans for UNCF's new social justice initiative. The initiative will first focus on criminal justice reform as it intersects with higher education and will include policy, research and programming components, all primarily carried out through and with UNCF-member institutions.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

An Impactful Assessment Flow (HBCU Data and Analytics Credential Lesson 4) In this session, we will address strategies for engaging faculty in the process—from designing for ease of use and challenging assumptions, to using data to improve personal pedagogy and student success outcomes. Most importantly, we will present an assessment flow that accounts for campus climate and ensures faculty benefit from the data they provide as much as the institution does.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Welcome Reception

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Opening Plenary: Brian Stevenson

Tuesday, July 02
 
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

8 a.m.– 9 a.m.

Plenary: Sekou Kaalund

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Creating Culture in the Closet: A Dress for Success Strategy Presented by Sandra Burke, Marquita Qualls, and Tondaleya Jackson Many career centers in small colleges and large universities across the nation provide dress for success strategies to help students understand career attire. While dress code norms have evolved in recent decades, employers across the board largely agree the ABCs for first-time job seekers remain the same – always be conservative. But, how do we close the gap when a student’s best dress just does not meet the ABCs of professional dress standards? How do we educate the student in need while also keeping their pride and confidence in tact? The answer for Benedict College is the Tigers’ Career Closet where we create culture and pride in #TheBESTofBC.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Digital to Individualized Instruction Success in course redesign utilizing adaptive learning courseware and our scaling up and scaling out of course redesign utilizing adaptive learning. Presented by Eric Mintz, Clark Atlanta University

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Avenues for Increasing Diversity in the Birthing Professionals Workforce Presented by Antonia Mead and Tarji Caldwell, Johnson C. Smith University Recent media reports have brought into the public’s consciousness the issue of black maternal mortality. This issue, along with infant mortality, is a health disparity that seems to not be an important issue to some. However, that is the opposite. Black babies death rates are twice that of white babies and black mothers death rate is triple that compared to white mothers. Since 2010, JCSU became involved in programming to address some of the issues associated with black maternal mortality and infant mortality. In 2016 we began the conversation about offering programming to increase the diversity in the birthing professionals workforce. In this session, we will discuss the programs that JCSU are offering.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

The Data Environment on Campus In this session, we discuss how to map data to foundational processes and documents on campus, such as strategic planning, program review, curriculum design, retention initiatives, performance management, and resource allocation.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CAREER SERVICES

College-to-Career – Coaching for Employability Presented by Chelsea Williams From the healthcare and technology, to education and financial services, there is a growing employer demand for graduates prepared to excel within our multi-generational, global workforce. Employers seek graduates who exhibit strong employability, academic, and technological skills to drive business productivity and growth. Through a train-the-trainer model, this workshop will highlight in-demand employability skills* and showcase practical ways to build skills that will propel early career success. Our featured case studies and best practices will highlight best practices in incorporating employability skills into campus strategy. *Employability Skills Include: Communication, Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving, Inclusion & Diversity, Interpersonal Dynamics, Resource Management, System Thinking/Technology

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Social Justice & the 21st Century A Social Justice and the 21st Century class for freshmen students over the summer. It was an intentional effort to expose them to the role college students played in changing the course of Civil Rights and American history. Presented by Glenell Pruitt, Jarvis Christian College

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Impacting the Future Now: Transforming Learning through a Culture of Assessment Presented by A. Clifton Myles, Wiley College

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Rethink Social Justice “ReTHINK Social Justice” was founded to foster an integrated approach to community engagement, student development, research and academic activities, working to create a culture where social justice is a part of everyday society. Presented by Tamika Edwards, Philander Smith College

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

Creating a Healthy Analytics Culture In this session, we explore steps you can take to create a culture of analytics, including encouraging collaboration though a campus-wide data governance team and developing data fluency to increase buy-in.

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CAREER SERVICES

Career Services Toolkit Presented by Valeria Green, South Carolina State Office

12 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Plenary: Phillip Agnew

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

English Department Career Infusion Presented by Desjane Venable, Spelman College

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Embed Social Justice into Core Curriculum Presented by Margurite Giguett, Xavier University of Louisiana

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Career Services: Transforming Promise Into Purpose Presented by Marilyn Mackes This session will examine trends in the work force and what they mean for the future--for students, institutions of higher education, and employers. Marilyn Mackes, Executive Director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, will discuss research into the job market for new college graduates, what it looks like in the future, and how career services can play a critical role in shaping tomorrow’s work force. She will also offer best and promising practices, plus insights into how career services at HBCUs can support students in developing the competencies, skills, and attributes they need to achieve career success not only today but throughout their careers.

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Good For the Core: Curriculum Channeling Change Xavier University of Louisiana’s recent Core Curriculum revision and implementation has allowed the University to both initiate and innovate its academic offerings and posture. Importantly it has provided an opportunity for the institution to be more intentional in its pursuit of its mission related to promoting a just and humane society by bringing these topics directly to the classroom in exciting and meaningful ways. Our new XCORE courses provide forums for both students and faculty to delve deep into contemporary themes based on social justice: equity, poverty, resilience, food security etc. through the lens of our city, culture, country and global community. We are working to channel choices: career and curricula that matter!

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

We Over Me Session will discuss the “We Over Me” organic farm developed by Paul Quinn College to address food insecurity. To transform the health and well-being of under-resourced communities in southern Dallas by providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options and by educating and empowering future generations to take better care of themselves, their environments, and their communities.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PRESIDENTS

Leading from Within

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Start-Up Company Projects: Leveraging CPI to Garner Student Scholarships and Reinforce Core Competencies The University's core values IDEAL (Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Accountability and Leadership) are directly aligned with UNCF’s three-pronged approach and serve as the guiding principles of the Career Pathways Initiative. Upon researching educational, social and economic trends that are prevalent in the state of Texas, the city of Austin and nationwide, these core values continued to surface as integral components to success in the workforce and in education. In response to the trends, the University developed a Start-Up Company project to CPI that not only addresses core competencies, it also addresses what is currently transpiring socially and politically. Presented by Rhonda Moses, Huston-Tillotson University

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Addressing Racial Disparities in Growth Industries through Curricular Enhancement Presented by Casey Schreiber, Dillard University Greater New Orleans Inc., an economic development entity and Dillard University community partner, tracks data on six employment sectors in the area that are projected to have considerable growth in the next 10 years. This data includes racial disparities in the jobs within these sectors. As a result of an initial CPI mini-grant, followed by a faculty development grant, the Urban Studies & Public Policy faculty planned curricular changes to address preparation for one employment area with great disparity at the “high-skills” job category: Urban Water Management. As a result, Dillard University offers its first ever certificate program in Urban Water Management. It is the only program of its kind in the state. This certificate program seeks to be a model for other areas on campus to follow.

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

CPI BREAKOUT SESSION

Using HBCU community partnerships to address community health disparities Presented by Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Ph.D.; Dean Peggy Valentine, Winston-Salem State HBCUs may be an important critical partner for improving health in high-risk populations, and currently represents an underutilized resource for addressing health disparities. HBCUs typically are located within communities where there is the greatest need for health intervention strategies; serve as education, social and health outreach; and employ surrounding populations. Recently, Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences has been awarded several research grants to conduct interventions to reduce health disparities on campus and in the local community. WSSU strongly supports high impact practice opportunities as part of the student learning experience. Within WSSU’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS), several programs require student internships and hands on learning opportunities to engage in clinical care and service. This session will describe faculty and student involvement in community-based research and learning opportunities through our Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities and the HeArt (health + art) studio.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

Communicating Data Across Campus Regularly communicating and sharing results is a key element in ensuring data is fully utilized. In this session, we share detailed strategies for accurately, responsibly, and effectively communicating and sharing data with a variety of stakeholders.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CAREER SERVICES

Experiential Learning Beyond the Classroom This session will explore experiential learning beyond the classroom, discuss program framework and development and stakeholder buy-in to ensure HBCU students are positioned for global impact and professional success. Presented by Rashida Wilson, Alabama A&M

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Plenary: Black Esthetics

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Break

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Rep Your HBCU Party

Wednesday, July 03
 
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Plenary: Fred Bonner

How do we fix the leaky educational pipeline for black males--particularly for those who are academically gifted and talented? Statistics reveal that only 10% of black males in the United States are proficient in 8th grade reading, only 52% graduate from high school within four years, and only 35 percent graduate from college. This presentation will explore the trajectories of academically gifted black males through the educational pipeline from pre-school through college. A critical focus on key models and frameworks by leading scholars will provide insight on how these males build on resilience to insure successful outcomes.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Plenary Collaboration Accelerator

Moderator: Jamal Watson. Panelist: Felecia Commodore, Kayla Elliot, Krystal Williams, Janelle Williams, Robert Palmer, Tiffany Jones

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

DATA INSTITUTE

Using Data to Inform Decisions In this session, we explore how to effectively interpret and use data for improvement and change. Through video and graphical examples, participants will learn conceptual models used by those creating and presenting data in ways that support quicker and deeper understanding. We will advocate for designing analytics efforts with use of results in mind.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

CPI Awards Luncheon

Hotel and Accomodations
Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency

UNCF has arranged for a discounted hotel rate for attendees: The room rate is $145 per night. Click here to book your room, or call 800.233.1234 to make your reservation.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Angela Van Croft, Angela.VanCroft@UNCF.org, 202.810.0167 for details.

 

Member and Speaker Registrations

Complimentary ticket options are accessible through the following two links:

CPI Institutional Members

 

Convening Speakers

About the Sessions

Convening Sessions

The 2019 CPI Convening programming offers comprehensive content-rich sessions in higher education, social justice and community empowerment topics. Hear from executive leaders on ways you can focus on challenges and implement strategies that are most important to you.

The UNCF Analytics Academy, presented by Campus Labs, will bring participants together to increase data fluency.  The series of 5 professional learning workshops will be highly interactive and involve a combination of discussion, simulation, and experiential exercises. Participants will be able to use the resources and information gained to apply their learning to their campus environment.