Student Success Symposium
Change, Disruption, Access:
Debriefing the New Normal-Impacts to Student Success and Colonial Ways of Knowing
November 5, 2020
A Message from the Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives at UTSC
We hope that today will serve as an opportunity to pause and reflect on the past several months. We can all agree that the COVID virus which has impacted us globally has been catastrophic, and like many areas, education has had to rely on technologies to ensure our reach to students remains accessible and inclusive. Student practitioners whose services are often a source of stability have had to pivot rapidly in this new environment and embrace uncertainty while also trying to instill hope in the students and communities we serve.
Today we look to create the space needed where we can engage in discussions and reflections on our respective practices, programming, and subsequent pathways to student success. In doing so, expose both the challenges and opportunities of student-facing practitioners as we expand our scope of understanding of student engagement and success from colonial ways of knowing toward a more responsive approach that recognizes the whole student and provides them with certainty, and motivation during these turbulent times.
Our hope is to engage you on a journey of learning and growth, where we can collectively foster and cultivate authentic programming and relationships which will have significant impacts on Indigenous students, and other equity deserving groups and their perceptions of self-efficacy in higher education.
Kelly Crawford –
Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives
U of T Scarborough
9:00 – 9:15 AM
9:15 – 10:15 AM
10:15 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 11:30 AM
11:30 – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
12:45 – 1:00 PM
Varsha Patel – Assistant Dean of Student Success at U of T Scarborough
During the symposium today, there might be conversations that you want to spend more time discussing and unpacking. Attendees are invited to contact the resources available at their institutions for support. In addition, the virtual space will remain open at the end of the symposium until 2 PM if you choose to remain and continue the dialogue.