2024 Annual National Conference

National Conference

The Equity/Excellence Imperative In Action

The 2024 UERU National Conference (and AAC&U pre-conference symposium) was dedicated to The Equity/Excellence Imperative in Action. This is the title of the UERU-sponsored Boyer 2030 Commission Report, with the addition of “in action” to emphasize the presentation of leading-edge innovations in undergraduate education from across the U.S. research university landscape. On Jan. 17, UERU welcomed AAC&U President and Boyer 2030 Commissioner, Lynn Pasquerella, for opening remarks, and a luncheon keynote on Boyer 2030 by AAC&U's Tia Brown McNair. UERU National Conference participants also enjoyed AAC&U’s Jan. 17 opening night forum and reception, and a series of sessions on Jan. 18, culminating in an evening reception and poster session.

View Full Program with Abstracts

View 2024 National Conference Posters

Save the date for our next National Conference in January 2025, co-located with AAC&U!

2024 UERU National Conference Keynote

Dr. Tia Brown McNair

Dr. Tia Brown McNair

Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success. McNair directs AAC&U’s Summer Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and TRHT Campus Centers and serves as the project director for several AAC&U initiatives, including the development of a TRHT-focused campus climate toolkit. She is the lead author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (January 2020) and Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success (July 2016 and August 2022 Second edition).

Revisit Past UERU Conferences

Past Conferences