ALICIA F. CHÁVEZ
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 9:45 AM–12:45 PM
Dr. Alicia F. Chávez is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarly interests include identity and leadership in higher education,
as well as culture and college teaching and learning. During her endnote address during our closing brunch, Dr.
Chávez will facilitate an interactive session that will introduce participants to a model of cultural strengths
in learning, teaching, and facilitating. Activities will be facilitated in the session to assist participants to
apply introspection to understand how their own cultural values, beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors manifest in
ways they design for, interpret, interact with, and engage learners. Participants will discuss and apply a balance
of cultural strengths to facilitate learning. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths, a book co-authored by Dr. Chávez,
has been selected as our One Book, One Conference reading.