UW-Madison’s Charleston to deliver keynote at High Impact Practices Conference

UW-Madison’s LaVar Charleston will be delivering a keynote address at the 2020 High Impact Practices (HIPS) in the States Conference, which is being hosted by Texas A&M University Feb. 18-21.

LaVar Charleston
LaVar Charleston

Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion. In this role, he provides leadership to faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote the School of Education and UW–Madison’s mission for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Charleston’s presentation on Thursday, Feb. 20 is titled, “A First Generation College Student’s Journey: Finding a Scholarly Identity Through HIPs.”

Charleston is an expert in the kinds of support students need to stay enrolled and succeed in college, and in how to help them prepare for graduate school. He has also studied how to motivate more students from underrepresented groups toward career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The third annual HIPs in the States National Conference brings together an informal community of college and university educators and practitioners working to improve the definitions, implementation, tracking, equity, and assessment of high-impact educational practices at public institutions.  The conference will be held at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center in College Station, Texas.

To learn more, check out this conference website.