Thank you for attending Access Week 2022!
Access Week aims to create campus awareness of the need for an equity mindset to help all students thrive.
This annual, week-long initiative features a range of public lectures, faculty, staff and student workshops, and student programming.
Access Week highlights the academic, social, and cultural resources essential for the success of first-generation, low-income, and other underserved student groups. This includes people with disabilities, first-generation students, as well as those from racial/ethnic and financially under-resourced backgrounds.
The term “Equity-Mindedness” refers to the perspective or mode of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes. These practitioners are willing to take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of their students, and critically reassess their own practices. It also requires that practitioners are race-conscious and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.
Access Week 2022: Enacting Beloved Community
McNair Symposium In Review
"Equity Mindset": Workshop featuring Dr. Micere Keels
"What is some small action that you can personally take to break down some aspect of systemic bias? How can you cultivate allies around that? How can you take action to advance change?" -Dr. Micere Keels
"Critical Mentoring": Session featuring Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan
"Young people deserve the best of us, so they can be better than us." -Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan
"James Dickson Carr Lecture": Featuring distinguished guest Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin"
"The wealth in prestigious schools has been directly drawn from a history of disparity. Therefore it's time to...transform the relationship between campus and city to build out a truly beloved community." -Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin
"Faculty Research Panel": Moderated by Dr. Hazel-Anne M. Johnson-Marcus
"The instructor has an ethical duty to prepare a classroom experience that through both the content and pedagogical strategies focuses on student success." -The Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool: A First Step in Doing Social Justice Pedagogy
"Student Success Conference, Part One"
"When you are a college student, do not leave any money on the table. Take advantage of your opportunities." -Lennox Mars, Executive Director at Sovereignty Support Services
"Student Success Conference, Part Two": Featuring Trill or Not Trill
"Students will say, 'What if I'm an introvert?' You need to have someone in your clique that will speak for you when you’re not in the room. Figure out who that person is. You need a spokesperson." -Lenny Williams, MBA, of Trill or Not Trill
"I am Collegebound: College Fair & Youth Summit"
"I wasn't exposed to STEM until fourth grade where they provided coding [lessons]. It sparked my ideas of wanting to actually create something of my own, and being able to do that and give back to the community has been one of my biggest goals so far." -Jasmin Mendoza
Messages from Leadership
Chancellor-Provost Conway: Commitment to Access
On the occasion of Access Week, Dr. Francine Conway introduces the Scarlet Guarantee, an exciting new program that will expand access and support for under-represented, first-generation, and limited-income college students.
Dr. Conway is the Chancellor-Provost of Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Dr. Tiffiny Butler, ATC: "Equity Mindset Workshop" Invitation
Dr. Tiffiny Butler, ATC, invites students, staff, and alumni to Access Week 2022 and the "Equity Mindset Workshop" in particular.
Dr. Butler, ATC, is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Equity in the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.
Dr. Christina Chisholm: "McNair Research Symposium" Invitation
Dr. Christina Chisholm invites students, staff, and alumni to Access Week 2022 and the "McNair Research Symposium" in particular.
Dr. Chisholm is the Acting Director of the McNair Scholars Program in the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.
Dr. Hazel-Anne M. Johnson-Marcus: "Faculty Research Panel" Invitation
Dr. Hazel-Anne Johnson-Marcus invites students, staff, faculty, and alumni to Access Week 2022 and the "Faculty Research Panel" in particular.
Dr. Johnson-Marcus is the Senior Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion in the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.
Jackasha Wiley: "I am Collegebound: College Fair & Youth Summit" Invitation
Jackasha Wiley invites students, staff, faculty, and alumni to Access Week 2022 and the "I am Collegebound: College Fair & Youth Summit" in particular.
Wiley is the Senior Director for Pre-College Initiatives and College Success in the Division of Diversity Inclusion & Community Engagement.
Revisit Access Week 2021
Learn from the insightful conversations on how to make the academy more equitable, from faculty presentations 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!
McNair Symposium Testimonials
Check out the student testimonials from the McNair Symposium during Access Week 2022.
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2022
School of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2022