The National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Conference entitled “Practicing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First-Century Honors Education” on Wednesday, October 25-Friday, October 27th at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Below is a description of the conference this year.
“Across the nation, Honors Program and Colleges typically demonstrate a marked commitment to fostering and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion both in and beyond the classroom. Yet honors education consistently is critiqued for its lack of diversity. For instance, admission standards to Honors Programs and Colleges often significantly limit minoritized student involvement. Even when minoritized students are admitted to Honors Programs and Colleges, often such students do not complete an honors education due to lack of academic preparation, negative internal or/and external perceptions of ‘a typical honors student,’ lack of support networks, or some other reason that speaks profoundly to the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in twenty-first-century honors education. Furthermore, an exclusive curriculum like the Great Books tradition might discourage minoritized students and faculty involvement, and often this lack of involvement is further exacerbated by inaccessible curriculum design or/and alienating pedagogical practices.
This two-day conference will focus on specific practices in honors education that are designed to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Such things as:
- Academic Advising
- Mentoring and Support Networks
- Student Life
- Curriculum Design
- Program/College Administration”
For more information or to sign-up to attend the conference, please contact the Honors Advisor, Dr. Bordeau at CatherineBordeau@ferris.edu.