The 22nd Annual Equity Within the Classroom Conference, a state-wide conference that focuses on achieving parity in enrollment, retention, and graduation for underrepresented students of color and academically and economically disadvantaged students in higher education, will be held March 18-20, 2012, at Saginaw Valley State University. 

All members of the University community -- faculty, staff, and students -- are welcomed and encouraged to submit proposals that highlight FSU's curricular, co-curricular, and other programs and initiatives that address the specific theme and overall focus of the conference.  The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will provide travel support for at least 10 faculty to participate in the conference. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Todd Stanislav by email at:  or 231-591-3541.  To apply for a FCTL block grant for travel expenses, please contact us at email:  or 231-591-2440.

Conference registration includes:




Includes: Session Materials All  
  Monday breakfast & lunch 3/19/12  
  Tuesday breakfast & lunch 3/20/12  
  Morning and afternoon breaks All  

FCTL Travel Block Grant includes:

Meals: Lunch - Sunday 3/18/12 $12.00
  Dinner - Sunday 3/18/12 $21.00
  Dinner - Monday 3/19/12 $21.00
  Dinner - Tuesday 3/20/12 $21.00
  Total   $75.00
 Mileage:  Round trip from Big Rapids to Saginaw   $102.12
   92 miles x 2 x $.555/mile   
If your primary work location is, for example, Lansing or Grand Rapids, mileage will be adjusted accordingly.   
 Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton ($98.79/night includes tax)  $197.58
  4960 Town Centre Road, Saginaw, MI  48604  
  (989) 790-5050    
For additional hotel information:
 Total maximum Equity in the Classroom Travel Block Grant   $374.70
All expenses will be paid by attendee or their department.  Once FCTL receives documentation, the department will be reimbursed by FCTL.