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Nearly 500 faculty, students, administrators and staff from colleges and universities across the state participated in the College System of Tennessee’s We All Rise Biennial Conference on Equity and Completion Oct. 5 and 6, with a focus on improving college success and completion for all students.

Conference History and Purpose

The Biennial Conference on Equity and Completion began as the TBR Diversity Workshop in 2006. This event is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive public higher education focused equity and diversity conference in the state. This convening of key administrators and staff from Tennessee’s locally governed universities and community and technical colleges provides participants the opportunity to learn from and network with state and national experts who work in the areas of equity and inclusion; faculty, staff and student engagement and inclusion; and increasing student success and completion rates.


2020 We All Rise - Recordings and Presentations

The Pipeline to Community and Technical Colleges: Using Data Tools to Identify Gaps in Access and Equity

Shifting Mindsets, Changing Behaviors: Developing a Culturally Responsive Center for Teaching and Learning at an Urban Community College

Rural Education Scholars Program: A Pilot Program Supporting Pre-Service Teaching Candidates

An Exercise in Equity Minded Sense Making

Strategies for Managing Difficult Conversations within the Classroom

Student Success Reimagined: Leveraging Courageous Conversations and Innovative Leadership to Move Beyond Equity to Social Justice

Global Learning Curricula and Study Abroad Programming at Community Colleges A Case Study

Creating a Learning Community for Minority Nursing Students to Support Graduation, Licensure and Transition (GTL) to Baccalaureate

Multiple Measures for Learning Support Placement

Engaging Students for Success in Calculus

Epistemological Equity - The Role of Open Educational Resources in Improving Access and Completion for Tennessee Student

From K-12 to College: the Social Impact of Poverty on Minority Students: What Can Teachers of Color Do?

How Trauma Affects African American Men in Higher Education

Journey To A More Inclusive Campus

Diversity as a Prism: Fostering a Welcoming Campus Culture for LGBTQ Stakeholders

Peer Mentoring: Scaling Relational Advising Across Tennessee’s Community College

Connecting with our Hispanic Students and Community

APSU- Equity, Empathy, and Education: Promoting Positive and Effective Interactions within Diverse Cultures

Confronting Bias Utilizing Data Analytics in the Creation of a Student Ready College

Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning_Our Moral Imperative for Social & Economic Justice