June 12, 2017: Meet with 'Becoming a Student-Ready College' author Tia Brown McNair

by Michelle Saport  |   

Becoming a Student-Ready CollegeTia Brown McNair is the Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU). She is co-author of Becoming a Student Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (Jossey Bass). The authors challenge colleges and universities to think outside the box on college readiness:

The national conversation asking "Are students college-ready?" concentrates on numerous factors that are beyond higher education's control. Becoming a Student-Ready College flips the college readiness conversation to provide a new perspective on creating institutional value and facilitating student success. Instead of focusing on student preparedness for college (or lack thereof), this book asks the more pragmatic question of what are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions? What must change in an institution's policies, practices and culture in order to be student-ready?

Dr. McNair will be available to discuss her work with interested UAA faculty and staff on Monday, June 12 from 10-10:45 a.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room101. Additionally, if you are interested in Dr. McNair's UAA visit, please feel free to contact either Andre Thorn (eathorn@alaska.edu) or Paul Wasko (pwasko@alaska.edu) for more information.

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