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Access Week 2021: In Review

I am Collegebound | EOF Dean Panel | Alumni Mixer | Faculty Research Panel | James Dickson Carr Lecture | Meet & Greet | Student Research Presentation | Equity Mindset

Revisit insightful conversations from faculty presentations on how to make the academy more equitable, to an informative panel of deans from the Educational Opportunity Fund on student support. Relive the James Dickson Carr Lecture, watch students shine as they presented their own research and reengage with the Equity Mindset workshop as an opportunity to help to make an action plan for your own work. Rewatch the week’s events and learn what you can do to unlock pathways for success for our students!

I am Collegebound: College Fair & Youth Summit

This dynamic summit was hosted by Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math-Science to help prepare students for college.

EOF Dean Panel

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Deans offered insight into how this financial and academic program can serve as a model for supporting students across campus. Moderated by Melissa Wooten, senior director of Educational Equity.

Alumni Mixer

Rutgers alum Kevin Powell is an American writer, civil and human rights activist, poet, journalist, public speaker, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He reflected on his journey as an activist and community organizer and discussed the importance of leadership building rather than leadership seeking. Moderated by Jackasha-Janaee Wiley, director of Upward Bound and pre-college initiatives; and Tiandra C. Jones, director of Student Support Services.

Faculty Research Panel

Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty shared research insights on making academic and professional spaces more equitable. The panelists highlighted the expertise we have right here on campus as we work to create an Inclusive Academy. Moderated by Corinne Castro, senior director for faculty diversity and inclusion.

James Dickson Carr Lecture Featuring Anthony Abraham Jack

Anthony, an assistant professor at Harvard and author of The Privileged Poor, discussed what schools can do to truly level the playing field to academic success.

Meet and Greet with Anthony Abraham Jack

Student Research Presentation

These informative presentations showcased the research of undergraduate students from the McNair Program and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Attendees learned how to participate in research opportunities at Rutgers University and beyond.

Equity Mindset

Scholars and practitioners discussed how to support first-generation, low-income, and other underserved populations from a strengths-based perspective. Attendees learned best practices and student success strategies to facilitate retention, belonging, and increase timely degree completion.