A symposium is held each year as part of Hampden-Sydney's Quality Enhancement Plan, "Preparing Good Men and Great Leaders for a Culturally Diverse World." (August 1, 2006)
College Men: Making the Grade?
Thursday, February 22, 23, 2012
Is There a Crisis?
Dr. Liz Rand, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Director of te Rhetoric Program
"Thinking Rhetorically about the Boy Crisis Movement"
Dr. Elizabeth Deis, Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Humanities, discusses students' responses to the "male crisis" notion and concerns about male students and literacy in a talk entitled "College Men and Literacy"
Taylor Pierce '12, Devin Baker '14, "Student Persepctives on the Crisis"
Why Single Sex?
Features discussion with presidents of three single-sex institutions: Dr. Christopher B. Howard (Hampden-Sydney College), Dr. Patrick E. White (Wabash College), and Dr. Jo Ellen Parker (Sweet Briar College)
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten, President, Ferrum College
H-SC: Lessons Learned?
Round-table discussion featuring Professors C. Frank Archer '73, Dr. Justin P. Isaacs '95, Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01, Dr. Warner R. Winborne '88, in which participants will reflect on their years as students at H-SC and discuss how their experiences helped (or hindered) their effectiveness as professors currently teaching at the all-male College.
Moderator: Dr. James Pontuso, Government and Foreign Affairs
Meeting Them Where They Are: Student-Centered Approaches to Educating Males in College
Keynote speaker, Dr. Bryant Marks, Morehouse College visiting professor in social psychology,
discusses his current research project, related particularly to retention of Black males in college; his class, with its focus on male identity and vocation; and the work of the Morehouse Male Initiative, "whose mission is to identify factors that foster the affirmative personal and academic development in Black males."
Introduced by Dr. Neal Holmes, Director of the "Call Me Mister" Program at Longwood