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Five Minutes with ACHE: NCORE

March 03, 2017 4:30 PM | Kelli Smith


30th Annual
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
May 30 - June 3, 2017
Fort Worth Convention Center

The Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at The University of Oklahoma Outreach has played an active role in addressing issues of social justice and equity since its founding in 1961. To address a surge of racist incidents occurring on campuses across the nation, the Center launched the first annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) in 1988. Since its inception, NCORE has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural and multidisciplinary forum which attracts faculty, professional staff, administrators and student leaders. NCORE 2016 was attended by more than 3,400 participants representing over 1,000 institutions in the higher education community.

Today, NCORE is the leading, most significant and comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education, focusing on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to create inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum; improve campus racial and ethnic relations; and expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. NCORE creates within the space of five days a community for individuals and campus teams to work collaboratively under the guidance, tutelage and expertise of recognized and effective scholars, practitioners and change makers.

This year, NCORE 2017 will commemorate thirty years of service to the higher education community with a conference program featuring more than 300 sessions that will focus campus professionals and student leaders on the issues of race, ethnicity, religion, class, gender, sovereignty, immigration status, and intersectionality. 

Conference Participants Include:

  • Senior administrative officers at both campus and system levels
  • Academic affairs administrators, deans, department chairs, and teaching faculty
  • Directors and staff of offices of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and minority affairs
  • Professionals in virtually all campus activity/service areas, including admissions, student life, financial aid, personnel, public safety, alumni affairs, and athletics
  • Representatives of state and national institutes, associations, agencies, commissions, and foundations
  • Students and leaders of student organizations representing 20% of 2016 participants
  • Representatives of community-based agencies and organizations

Enrollment is open for this year’s conference, with information about times, fees, and sessions available at ncore.ou.edu.

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