President Keith E. Whifield will host an MSI Student Success Summit for the campus community from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 in the Student Union.
Whitfield will kick off the summit, sharing his vision for student success at UNLV, and the university's role and responsibilities as a Minority-Serving, Hispanic-Serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving institution.
The summit will be open to all faculty, staff, and students. The summit will include plenary sessions by UNLV experts on equity and inclusion, exploring:
- What MSI means for UNLV
- Best practices in educational equity
The day's events also will include a poster session, a student panel discussing what it means to be successful at UNLV, and a series of break-out sessions:
- Students: Sessions will be from noon to 1 p.m. and at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate most class schedules, and will cover leadership development, peer mentorship, careers in student affairs (organized by the office of Student Diversity and Social Justice, and the Student Success Team)
- Student Success Research: Session attendees share ongoing research projects and best practices at UNLV (organized by office of Decision Support, Student Life Assessment)
- Equity in the Classroom/Pedagogy: Session showcases examples of UNLV faculty employing inclusive teaching practices in the classroom and online (organized by The Faculty Center, office of Online Education)