Equity Talk to Equity Walk:
Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education
Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact educational, and student success. McNair also directs AAC&U’s Summer Institute on High-Impact Educational Practices and Student Success, and Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Centers. McNair serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives: “Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation,” “Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students are Learning,” and “Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence.” McNair also oversees AAC&U’s yearly Thematic Conferences. She is the lead author of the books From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016). McNair earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and English at James Madison University and holds an M.A. in English from Radford University and a doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University.
Location: Monroe Community College
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast, Introductions & Presentation of Keynote Speaker
9:00-10:00 Keynote Address with Q&A
10:00-11:00 Community Conversations: Inclusive Excellence & UNYCC Strategic Priorities
11:15-12:00 Open Discussion & Next Steps
While attendance is free, registration is required.