April 23, 10:45 am  – 11:45 am  
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 2: Demographics and Diversity
Maureen Scharberg
Associate Vice President, Student Academic Success Services
San Jose State University
Helping Underrepresented Students Thrive: Exploring Faculty’s Use of Student-Centered Pedagogy

Student success is inextricably tied to faculty effectiveness. This presentation will explore how the increasing number of students of color at colleges and universities are impacting teaching practices. The goal of this presentation is to provide participants with inclusive strategies and resources to help underrepresented students thrive.

Mike Truong
Executive Director, Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Azusa Pacific University
Stephanie Fenwick
Director of Faculty Support, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Azusa Pacific University
Chris Olson
Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Azusa Pacific University
Richard Martinez
Executive Director, Office of Diversity
Azusa Pacific University
Framework for Motivating and Mentoring African-American Male Students

Over the past several decades, there have been broadening discussions and widespread research on the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of African-American male students in higher education. This presentation provides a framework for mentors to use for motivating positive behavior and monitoring positive outcomes of African-American male students.

Joseph Martin Stevenson
Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Orlando Taylor
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research
Fielding Graduate University