Academic Adviser [Jason Wiegand]() has been selected to serve as a 2016-17 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity Team Leader. NCORE is the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in higher education, bringing together leading experts in the field.
The conference assists institutions of higher education in creating inclusive environments, improving campus racial and ethnic relations, and expanding opportunities for access to education for traditionally underrepresented populations. The conference highlights exemplary working models and approaches, and provides perspectives on policy, planning, programming, pedagogy, research/assessment, training and theory. The NCORE/ISCORE Project (Iowa State program) consists of a delegation of students, faculty and staff who attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education annually.
Conference participants will disseminate information gathered from NCORE at the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE). The Greenlee School and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are underwriting the trip.
Wiegand also presented briefly at the Annual Appreciation of Advising Celebration Breakfast regarding the upcoming NACADA Region VI Conference and Awards/Scholarships. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Region VI Leader-Mentor Program and a member of the Region VI Steering Committee. Information regarding awards, scholarships, and our new mentoring initiative can be found here.