Ferris Community Invited to Attend Equity within the Classroom Conference April 7-9

Ferris State University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the 2013 Equity within the Classroom conference Sunday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 9, hosted by Wayne State University.

“This annual conference brings educators from K-12 to higher education to talk about how well we are doing and what we can do to better enable underrepresented students,” said Todd Stanislav, director of Ferris’ Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

The statewide conference is held annually as a collaborative effort between the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative and the state’s public and independent colleges and universities. The theme this year is “Building Empowerment and Excellence in Education.”

“This is an opportunity for Michigan educators to learn about new efforts to ensure that underrepresented students have access to opportunities to be successful,” Stanislav said.

The event is open to the entire Ferris community, he said. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit proposals that highlight the university’s efforts that address the equity issues. The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will provide travel support for at least 10 faculty members.  

For more information about the conference, including a list of speakers, visit http://specialevents.wayne.edu/equityconference/. For additional questions, contact Stanislav at (231) 591-3541 or stanist@ferris.edu or visit http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/center/events/2013spring/conf.htm.

Last updated: 08-15-2013