2021 NJC3 Virtual Spring Conference

  • 16 Apr 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online


NJC3 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

"2021: Let's Try Again..."

Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (agenda TBA)

Location: Online

Alicia Monroe, Ed.D., Rowan University

"The Decolonization of Higher Education: Critical Dialogue on Who and How We Serve"


9:00 – 9:40 AM Opening Session
9:40 – 10:40 AM Keynote by Alicia Monroe, Ed.D. 
"The Decolonization of Higher Education: Critical Dialogue on Who and How We Serve"
10:40 – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 AM 1-Hour Workshop (2 options)
11:45 – 12:15 PM LUNCH/BREAK
12:15 – 1:15 PM 1-Hour Workshop (2 options)
1:15 – 1:20 PM BREAK
1:20 – 2:30 PM 3 rounds of breakout sessions (with 5-minute breaks)
2:35 – 3:30 PM

Closing Session 









About our keynote speaker:

Dr. Alicia Monroe is a PK-20 experienced educator and international education consultant. She has served as classroom teacher, supervisor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, adjunct professor, and education consultant. 

At Rowan University, Dr. Monroe has taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses which focus on diversity and inclusion content. Particularly, as adjunct faculty in the Africana Studies program, she teaches the course that she designed titled, “Black Lives Matter: An Ethnographic Perspective of the Movement.”

Dr. Monroe also works in the Office of Career Advancement at Rowan University. Notably in this role, she created and implements the Rowan First Star STEAM Academy, the First Star STEAM College and Career Readiness Conference, and the engineering apprentice program’s “Effective Engagement with Employers” workshops and networking events. She is currently responsible for three research studies focused on first year initiative, neurodiversity, and effective student engagement with career services. Her partnership with the Academic Success Center and Disability Resources and Autism PATH program has provided for collaborative planning, mentoring, career coaching, and job placement for differently abled students and alumni.

Dr. Monroe is the inaugural Director, Diversity and Inclusion for Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) and Co-Chair of the FY ’21 Principles of Ethical Professional Practice Committee for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). She is also the CEO and Founder of Solutions for Sustained Success, LLC., which provides services and professional learning in the areas of education, organizational change, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and equity and access.

Dr. Monroe received a Doctorate of Education and earned the coveted Larry Marcus Medallion for Excellence in Doctoral Studies from Rowan University, a master's from Pratt Institute, and a bachelor's from the College of the Holy Cross. Her published articles and blogs have garnered national and international recognition. Monroe most recently received the President’s Award for Excellence in Innovative instructional Delivery, Distinguished Student Leadership Development Award- ASPIRE Student Leadership Development Program, Gary J. Hunter Excellence in Mentoring Award- Rowan University, Mentor of the Year Award- NACE, Distinguished Leadership Award- EACE, Heartland HeroPascale Sykes Foundation, as well as the Excellence in Diversity Award for Social Activism and Higher Education Supervisor of the Year from Rowan University.

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