HBCU Summit: Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) Goals with Open Education Resources (OER)
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
HBCUs have been developing, implementing, and sharing their strategies and success with their Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) programs to significantly reduce the cost of course materials for their students while providing high quality and engaging digital content with Open Educational Resources (OER). HBCUs will also discuss how the AL$ programs are helping them support their diversity, equity, and inclusiveness goals. The pre-conference workshop will include an overview of the AL$ program, the Hewlett Foundations vision on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness and OER, how to leverage Cal State University-MERLOT’s services, HBCUs sharing their lessons learned on implementing their own AL$ program, and activities for workshop participants to begin planning their strategies for adopting and customizing an AL$ program for their campus. The afternoon of the workshop will also include a presentation and hands-on activities with “Apple’s Everyone Can Code Program”.
7:30-8:30 Breakfast, Gathering, and Warm Up Discussions
8:30-9:15 Welcome and Overview of HBCU AL$ Summit
Gerry Hanley, Moustapha Diack & Robbie Melton provide brief overview of
HBCU AL$ achievements to date and plans for upcoming year
DEI Project with Hewlett and goal for today: Feedback and recommendations for improving the principles and support processes for the development, management, and sustaining the HBCU AL$ and coding programs
9:15-9:40 Angela DeBargar (Hewlett Foundation) present on Hewlett’s vision on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness and OER as well as the goals for the CSU-HBCU DEI project
9:40-10:15 Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion and OER materials led by Hannah White
10:15-10:35 Break (20 min)
10:35-11:15 Sharing out AL$ success and lessons learned by 2 HBCU with 1+ year experience implementing AL$ (Leslie Kennedy facilitate)
11:15-11:45 Table discussion about key principles for the organizational infrastructure of HBCU AL$ program and how the communication and collaboration is progressing so far. Participants will share Diversity and Inclusion statements and policies from their respective institutions.
11:45-12:00 Reflections on the morning: What are you still waiting to hear?
1:00-4:00 Supporting campuses developing programs for teaching everyone coding skills with OER: “Apple’s Everyone Can Code Program”
Introduction by Robbie Melton
Hands on workshop (with Swift Playgrounds)
Lawson State Presentation
4:15 - 5:15 Reflections on the Day:
Share what was helpful in getting you started on planning your AL$ program
What will you need to follow-through on the promise of AL$ at your campus?
What recommendations do you have for our strategy to support HBCUs collective strategies for strengthening their collaborating on AL$ programs.
5:15 – Dinner on own