SALT Quarterly Meetings offer regular opportunities for in-depth learning and conversation surrounding topical issues in the student affairs profession.  Quarterly Meetings are managed by the Professional Development Committee and showcase panelists and individual speakers from all areas of the Penn Community including students, staff, and faculty.

2017-18 Schedule

Inclusivity And Beyond!

Tuesday, March 13th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Hall of Flags.  Lunch provided.

As higher education professionals, we often integrate inclusive practices into our day-to-day.  In thinking about inclusivity, how can we also tailor our practices to include those who may interact differently with the digital world and integrate those inclusive practices into what we do?  Join us for a discussion about accessibility, universal design, and creating documents that are more accessible for everyone with Amrou Ibrahim, Assistive Technology Specialist and Grace Conte, Associate Director of Student Life, Wharton.

Don't worry, you don't need a degree in technology to be more inclusive in your digital presence!

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Lunch will also be provided

Thriving Through Free Speech on a Diverse and Inclusive Campus

Thursday, October 19th from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Hall of Flags.  Light breakfast and coffee will be served.

On universities across the nation, as at Penn, students must navigate complex communities that pose questions about politics, activism, and points of view. Join us for a conversation about open expression, free speech and academic freedom on campus with Dr. Anita Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty and Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy. During this session, we'll examine the complexities of open expression, and where law and civility norms fit into a world asking us to tolerate painful and offensive hate speech. A first generation college graduate who thrives as a scholar and non-profit leader today, Dr. Allen attended a Jim Crow kindergarten in the deep South but fought racism and bias to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Harvard.

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More Quarterly Meetings will be announced.