Fireside Dialogue Application Deadline Approaches

The application deadline for The Forum’s Fireside Dialogue on Inclusive Excellence is January 15. The event will be held in conjunction with The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference in Atlanta in April 2016. Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad is intended for education abroad professionals seeking to assist the field to meet its diversity goals by focusing on the more encompassing concept of Inclusive Excellence.

As developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), Inclusive Excellence (IE) is the recognition that a community or institution’s success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni constituents. According to AAC&U, IE can serve as a “guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning. It is designed to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations.”

The Forum’s Fireside Dialogues foster in-depth, collegial discussion that leads to practical solutions that help to advance The Forum and the field as a whole. This Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 25 participants committed to exploration of this important topic, and will be facilitated by members of The Forum’s Working Group on Inclusive Excellence.

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