Isolation or Inclusion:
Building a Culture of Connection on Campus
These guiding questions are not intended as a comprehensive list, but may provide focus for program proposals and a basis for reflection by all attendees.
- How do higher education institutions conceptualize inclusion? Do student experiences on campus resemble the story told by institutional data and mission statements? If not, how do we allow and encourage students to tell their stories?
- What does it mean to be connected? In an ever-expanding technological world, what distinctions exist between digital and physical connections? How can we acknowledge those differences to provide the best experiences for students?
- Who are the students who feel isolated on our college campuses? Included? How are shifting demographics affecting the way we serve students, our campus communities, and society as a whole?
- How might we leverage spirituality, secular values, and our missions as institutions of higher education to better support learning, development, and fulfillment for students, faculty, staff, and our communities? How can we use the connections we create to improve the lives of many?