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2016 University Retreat | Agenda

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Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.
Provost

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061

One AU: Culture and Community

Friday, October 14
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome
Mary Clark, Barbara Romzek, Neil Kerwin, Scott Bass

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

RiSE 102: What Individuals Can Do to Shift Culture

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Facilitated Discussion: Culture and Community

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Catherine Hill, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, Former President, Vassar College

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Break Out Sessions: Culture and Community

  • Bolstering a Culture of Communication and Information Sharing
  • Brainstorming about Opportunities for Collaboration between Faculty and Staff
  • Demystifying AU: Faculty Learn from Staff and Vice Versa
  • Diversity and Inclusion: What are We Missing? What Don't We Get?
  • Exploring Privilege
  • Making Visible Invisible Work
  • Pursuing Freedom of Expression and Difference of Opinion
  • Retaining and Supporting Front-Facing Staff and Faculty
  • Secret Shoppers: The Perspectives of AU Faculty and Staff Who Are Parents of AU Students
  • Understanding Microaggressions
  • Who are Our Students and What Does this Mean?
  • Mentoring: Faculty, Staff, and Students
3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Recreation Options/Free Time (Spouses/Partners invited)

  • Film and Discussion
  • Yoga
  • Onsite amenities
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Dinner (Spouses/Partners invited)

8:00 PM – until

The Happiest of Hours (Spouses/Partners invited)

  • The Artifacts plus LdN/DK
  • Karaoke
  • Game Room
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Morning Plenary
RiSE Blueprint Presentation

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Break-Out Session: RiSE concept papers
  • Integrative Advising
  • Faculty Engagement
  • Design Lab
  • Office of Student Experience
  • Technology & Communication
  • RiSE: The Big Picture
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Break-Out Session: RiSE concept papers

  • Integrative Advising
  • Faculty Engagement
  • Design Lab
  • Office of Student Experience
  • Technology & Communication
  • One AU & Cultural Change
  • RiSE: Next Steps
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch: The Way Forward
  • Proposal Competition

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