EQUITY THROUGH EMPOWERMENT
Process Education is about empowering each person to
realize that they have unlimited potential. Equity
is about the values, intentional efforts and
designed programs that colleges have put in place to
develop the mindset and abilities for each student,
faculty member, and staff person to pursue their
self-growth. The 2017 Process Education Conference
will explore multiple dimensions of how Process
Education and its set of practice and values
increase equity in Higher Education. The goal of
this year's conference is to enhance equal
opportunity for all stakeholders in America to
achieve success in Higher Education through Process
Education philosophy, principles, and practices. The
host institution, California Health Sciences
University, has the mission to 'Enhance access to
Health Education' which is shared in spirit by the
Academy of Process Educators which believes in
'Access and Success for Every Student'.
a model for advancing equity through empowerment
of the participants that return home to empower
their home institutions to
better empower their
students for personal/academic/professional
- Incubate research activities and publications
that will propagate research based-practices
central to Process Education.
the accompanying pre-conference institute,
inspire and inform participants how to teach
learning to learn and self-growth, especially
with the context of Bridge programs, Freshman
Year Experience courses, and Recovery courses.
and strengthen the community of Process
Educators that want to meet annually at the
conference to advance all aspects of Process
Education practice and research in their role as
facilitators of teaching/learning/scholarship.
conference will weave together six threads...
pre-conference workshop to introduce/review
added value of Process Education
teaching/learning in a collegiate setting.
Symposium sessions where panels will share
expertise around classroom-level,
institution-level, and national-level equity
Keynote sessions where three nationally
recognized leaders in the equity movement will
share their visions, innovations, and outcomes.
Poster sessions where each attendee can share a
personal best practice or teaching/learning
discovery that is aligned with advancing equity.
- Workshop sessions where participants will engage
in interactive learning activities that explore
and disseminated best practices in
teaching/learning aligned with equity
- Research sessions where participants can better
understand and become more engaged in the
scholarship behind specific teaching/learning
methods and tools aligned with equity