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CT ACE Women's Network Spring Conference: Call to Action

CT ACE Women's Network

Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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The Connecticut ACE Women's Network invites you to attend the 

Spring 2014 Conference

A Call to Action: Affordability, Accessibility, Accountability, Accession and Accreditation

Friday, April 11, 2014

8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Fairfield University

Our host institution, Fairfield University, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class of women and the 20th anniversary of the launch of their  women's studies, now entitled Women, Gender and Sexuality studies.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Light Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Michelle Helmin, State Coordinator, Connecticut ACE Women’s Network

Dr. Martha Shouldis, President, St. Vincent’s College and Presidential Sponsor, Connecticut ACE Women’s Network

Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx S.J., President , Fairfield University

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Keynote Address - Affordability

Dr. Margaret Drugovich, President, Hartwick College and Liaison, Executive Council, Inclusive Excellence Group

10:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.: Fairfield Faculty Panel Presentation - Accessibility

“Cross-Generational Perspectives on Feminism: Women’s Contributions to the Educational Experience.”

“Female faculty members from across the schools at Fairfield University will share their perspectives on what the word feminism means to them personally and professionally. Representing a range of ages, panel members will describe how coming of age as a woman in their generation influenced their choice of and participation in the higher educational experiences that shaped their careers. The panel will conclude with comments from each faculty member on what is needed to support the current generation of women entering their respective fields.”


Moderator: Dr. Christine Siegel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions, Fairfield University





Dr. Jocelyn M. Borcyzka, Associate Professor and Chair, Politics Department and Faculty Chair of Service Learning 


Dr. Rachelle J. Brunn, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology


Dr. Elizabeth Hohl, Lecturer, History Department


Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Assistant Professor of the Islamic World, History Department

11:20 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Accountability - How is higher education responding to the national question on return on investment for students?

  • Dr. Sandy Wirth, Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students at Goodwin College

Accession - With the impending retirements of higher education leadership how are we developing up new leadership

  • Dr. Gena Glickman, President, Manchester Community College
  • Dr. Adrienne S. Maslin, Dean of Students, Middlesex Community College

Accreditation - The Accreditation Journey - How it works and why it matters?

  • Patricia Santoro, Director of Academic Affairs at CT Office of Higher Education
  • Dr. Martha Shouldis, President, St. Vincent’s College
  • Dr. Jeanne Sheehan Corcoran, Department Chairperson and Associat Professor Occupational Therapy, Salem State University

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.:  Lunch and Awards Ceremony

Our conference participants are encouraged to park in Lot K-3, which is located near the Barone Campus Center. The conference will begin in the Oak Room in the Barone Campus Center.

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Fairfield University
1073 N Benson Rd
Barone Campus Center
Fairfield, CT 06824

Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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