Birds of a Feather:
Building inclusive communities at liberal arts colleges
Session Organizer/Presenters Event Type
Birds of a Feather
TimeThursday, September 173:45pm - 4:30pm
LocationJan Cuny Room
DescriptionLiberal arts colleges are primarily undergraduate institutions which offer small class sizes, value strong advising and mentoring relationships between students and faculty, have broad general education requirements, and emphasize general skills such as critical thinking. Building inclusive communities for underrepresented populations at liberal arts colleges presents unique opportunities and challenges. In this Birds of a Feather session we seek to bring together faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are interested in improving the environment for underrepresented students at liberal arts colleges. We hope to spark discussion of best and worst practices, to leave with new ideas and plans, and to form intercollegiate communities.