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Spring 2022 Enhancement Day

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Session Options

10:00 a.m. Option 1:

Zoom Access Link:

Meeting ID: 858 5481 1555; passcode: clic


Equity-Mindedness to Equity Action: Strategies for Supporting First-Generation College Students 

Danny Frank, TRIO Student Support Services Director

Angie Hugdahl, TRIO Upward Bound Director

Monte Stewart, TRIO McNair Scholars Director

First-generation students are often overlooked and misunderstood as a marginalized population in higher education. They comprise a widely diverse group that faces a myriad of barriers and challenges in making the transition to college and persisting to graduation. This session will address ways in which TRIO programs at UWS support and celebrate first-generation students. We will also discuss, share, and formulate practical strategies for supporting first-generation students across campus, in each of your roles within the institution.



10:00 a.m. Option 2:

Zoom Access Link:

Meeting ID: 895 0215 3889; passcode: clic


Joint Session Featuring:

Offering Students Choice: An Equity-Minded Approach

Stephanie Polkowski, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education

Anne Robertson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education

This session explores the notion of incorporating student choice in the development and delivery of instruction and in the assessment of student learning. The examples shared and the breakout session are intended to engage participants in a discussion and reflection about incorporating choice to increase equity-minded opportunities for students.


Information Equity: Leveraging Information Literacy to Check Information Privilege

Stephanie Warden, Associate Library Director & Information Literacy Librarian, CLIC@JDHL

Information privilege, that is, the ability access information that may be problematic for other to access because of a lack of funds, technology, or even literacy, among others, is an issue that does not always get the attention it deserves. If we are to truly embrace a culture of equity and inclusion it is vitally important that we ensure students have information literacy skills that go beyond just searching in the paid for library databases that we provide. Fostering creative and critical thinking as it relates not only to the analysis of resources, but also to the search for resources, is paramount.



10:00 a.m. Option 3:

Zoom Access Link:

Meeting ID: 859 2917 7588; passcode: clic


Invisible Women: A Roundtable Discussion & Workshop presented by the participants of the Fall 2021 CLIC@JDHL book club on Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Shanna Nifoussi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Sciences
Lynn O’Brien, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education
Jennifer Vogler, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Education

What are gender data gaps and why do they matter? How do they impact our jobs and teaching at UWS? We will lead a discussion about how small changes can have a big impact on campus and in our classrooms. Please complete the gender and career quiz found at the following link ahead of enhancement day to allow more time for discussion.  Link: (must scroll to the bottom of the first screen and click “I wish to proceed”.