"Liberal Arts Illuminated: Reframing the Narrative Toward Inclusive Excellence" brought together leadership, faculty, and trustees from liberal arts colleges, as well as public policymakers, for a substantive generative conversation which aimed to reframe the current narrative about liberal arts and to highlight the value of liberal arts in practicing inclusive excellence.

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2018
Monday, July 9th
5:00 PM

"Tornado" Social

Mary Dana Hinton, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Michael Hemesath, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Gorecki Center, Upper Lobby

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

6:30 PM

Understanding the Current Narrative

Lynn Pasquerella, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Gorecki Center, Room 204

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, July 10th
8:30 AM

Plenary Remarks

L. Lee Knefelkamp, Teachers College

Gorecki Center, Room 204

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Models for Success

Buffy Smith, University of Saint Thomas

Gorecki Center, Room 204

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Facilitated Practice in Teams

Amy Hamlin, St. Catherine University

Gorecki Center, Room 204

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Jillian Kinzie, Indiana University
Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Noah Silverman, Interfaith Youth Core

Gorecki Center, Room 204

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Saving the Liberal Arts Requires a Renaming Not a Reboot

Brandon Busteed, Gallup

Gorecki Center, Room 204

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Models for Success and Practice in Teams

Joretta Nelson, Credo

Gorecki Center, Room 204

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Lucie Lapovsky, Lapovsky Consulting
Jay Simmons, Simpson College
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College

Gorecki Center, Room 204

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Models for Success and Practice in Teams

Jon McGee, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Gorecki Center, Room 204

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Creating a Globally Engaged Campus

Adam Weinberg, Denison University

Stephen B. Humphrey Auditorium

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, July 11th
8:30 AM

Late Bloomers and Liberal Arts

Rich Karlgaard, Forbes

Gorecki Center, Room 204

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:45 AM

Panel Discussion

Mary Brainerd, HealthPartners (Retired)
Randy Bass, Georgetown University

Gorecki Center, Room 204

9:45 AM - 12:00 AM

10:30 AM

Models for Success and Practice in Teams

Randy Bass, Georgetown University

Gorecki Center, Room 204

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Higher Education and the Transformation of American Society: A 50-year Perspective

Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Gorecki Center, Room 204

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM