Student Success Forum
We had speakers and conversation planned for a spring forum focused on trauma and how we address it for interested staff at Minnesota Private College Council member institutions. We’ve had to cancel the in-person meeting, and we are exploring how we could offer some of this by webinar instead.
If you are interested in being on the list to hear more about possible webinar offerings, sign-up below.
WHAT HAD BEEN PLANNED
Agenda components of the in-person forum were going to include:
- Keynote speaker Dr. Katherine Lust, Director of Research, University of Minnesota Boynton Health, who will review what we should take away from research into student Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the traumatic events occurring before age 18 that students bring with them to their college experience and what they mean for Minnesota institutions.
- A session with two St. Scholastica staff -- Jennifer Niemi, Native American Studies Program Director and Dan Soulier, Specialist, Native Recruitment & Success -- addressing historical traumas for Native American students and campus responses. A grounding in Native American history around education will be addressed.
- Time for sharing case studies of campus situations and small group discussion, reflections. One will be shared by Macalester College’s Rivi Handler-Spitz, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures; she has processed some of her reflections on working with students around sensitive class material in a graphic novel format, as was profiled by Inside Higher Ed in 2018.
Thanks to the members of the planning committee. If you have questions or feedback about planning any Forum webinars or other ways colleges want to collaborate around student success, please contact John Manning, the Council’s director of communications (email@example.com or 651-228-9061).