Critical Conversation: Creating Dissertation Support Groups that Support Degree Completion

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This is a past event.

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC), 232
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Hosted by Rosalind Conerly, Director, USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and Adjunct Assistant Professor; Airies Davis, Executive In Residence/Adjunct Professor; and Marcedes Butler, Faculty

The facilitators will conduct a discussion on how they created an Afrocentric dissertation support group (DSG) comprised of eight University of Southern California (USC) African American female doctoral students. The initial purpose of the DSG was to create a safe forum to share best practices on how to persist to graduation. An unintentional consequence was the creation of an USC cultural organization grounded in the founders Adinkra symbols. The organization, JENGA, developed into the first Afrocentric recognized student organization at Rossier School of Education. Attendees will understand, apply, and create strategies towards implementation of culturally diverse dissertation support groups and inclusive strategies that support degree completion.

Location: TCC 232

Open To: Students

Capacity: 30








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