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ReImagining Higher Education Speaker Series

The speaker series is designed to encourage and motivate the entire Fordham community to think big and bold when it comes to the future of higher education. Please continue to check back for more details about the series and our guest speakers.

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Dr. Chandani Patel, Director of Global Diversity Education and Training at NYUBuilding Inclusive Futures: ReImagining Higher Education for the 21st Century with Chandani Patel, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 4 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Butler Commons (Rose Hill) 
What skills and knowledge will students need to meet the challenges of a world in flux? How must traditional forms of education be reimagined to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population? How can we as individuals practice critical self-reflection about our own biases and assumptions so that we can meaningfully engage in conversations across different and diverse areas and populations? Dr. Chandani Patel will guide participants through these questions in order to create a shared understanding of how equity and inclusion are integral to the future of higher education. Through structured activities and discussion, participants will generate concrete strategies they can implement to build an innovative and inclusive institutional culture for the 21st century. A reception will follow.
Dr. Chandani Patel is the Director of Global Diversity Education and Training at NYU, where she provides strategic direction for the global diversity education and training area within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation and collaborates with colleagues to craft institution-wide educational excellence standards on inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging. She focuses particularly on creating inclusive teaching and learning environments for students, faculty, and staff, and is committed to advancing a more equitable higher education landscape.

Highlights from Past Events

Revolutionizing Learning: An Evening with Cathy N. Davidson

Cathy Davidson

Cathy N. Davidson is author, among others, of The New Education (2011) and Now You See It (2011). She is the Founding Director of the Futures Initiatives and Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY Graduate Center. A leading innovator in the areas of institutional change, professional development, and personal health, success, and performance in the digital age, she is also a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and author of twenty books on technology, education, and cognitive neuroscience.