The latest installment of Great Conversations has been released, titled Teaching the Total Student. The video features Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart who was selected into the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence and who served as the chair for the Amarillo “No Limits/No Excuses” Partners for Postsecondary Success Collective Impact. The conversation can be watched here on teaching.iu and here on ProfessorPedia.
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart currently serves as President for Amarillo College, a Leader College for Achieving the Dream. His leadership is focused on improving student success through systemic and cultural change. In his career, he created several institution-wide initiatives targeting a systemic approach to poverty, curricular reform, instructional improvement, and partnership development across campus “silos.”
Some of Dr. Lowery-Hart's leading accomplishments include:
- AC's immersion in Achieving the Dream, a national and select network of community colleges devoted to student success.
- AC's success in becoming the nation's first "No Excuses" community college.
- AC's efforts to pilot the Benefit Bank for the state of Texas, to create on-campus food pantries, and to hire a social-services coordinator.
- AC's redesign of gatekeeper courses in mathematics and English, each aimed at improving student success.
Great Conversations is a video and audio series of faculty-curated conversations with scholars and researchers. To watch videos in the series, visit http://www.teaching.iu.edu/greatconversations/ or search “Great Conversations” in ProfessorPedia.