In this episode, I interview Dr. Tia McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
To order her books, visit:
Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success
From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education
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We cover the following key topics:
4:37:50: Analyzing data to inform high impact practices.
9:41:25: Strengthening existing practices.
15:09:25: Institutional barriers to change.
Resource: Dr. Al's 3-Month Rule
19:23:75: Leadership matters.
24:06:00: Addressing the equity tax.
About Dr. Tia McNair
Dr. McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and the organization’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education and the book Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success.
About Dr. Al Solano
Al is Founder & Coach at the Continuous Learning Institute. A big believer in kindness, he helps institutions of higher education to plan and implement homegrown practices to improve student success and equity by coaching them through a process based on what he calls the "Three Cs": Clarity, Coherence, Consensus. In addition, his bite-sized, practitioner-based articles on student success strategies, institutional planning & implementation, and educational leadership are implemented at institutions across the country. He has worked directly with over 50 colleges and universities and has trained well over 5,000 educators. He has coached colleges for over a decade, worked at two community colleges, and began his education career in K12. He earned a doctorate in education from UCLA, and is a proud community college student who transferred to Cornell University.