Penn GSE AHEAD

AHEAD @ Penn

Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
University of Pennsylvania

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Friday, May 6, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street, Room 200

Join Penn AHEAD and The Netter Center for the fifth and final session on the role of higher educational and anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia.

Friday, April 15, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Steinberg-Dietrich Hall Room 109

Join PennAHEAD and The Netter Center for the fourth of a five session seminar on the role of higher educational and other anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia. This session features Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania and David Maurrasse, President, Marga, Inc., and Director of the Anchor Institution Task Force.

Session is facilitated by Dr. Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor, Penn GSE. 

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Janee Franklin: janeef@upenn.edu

 

»Slides from the presentations are now available. Please click here to access Penn's Strategic Approach to Economic Inclusion and here to access Promoting Employment and College and Career Readiness for High School Students

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 -
3:00am to 4:30am
Penn Bookstore: Second Floor Event Space

Penn Forum for Women Faculty presents Are You Being Paid Fairly? How To Find Out and What To Do About It?

Panel and Discussion Featuring:

  • Lynn Lees, Ph.D., Ombudsman and former Vice Provost for Faculty
  • Laura Perna, Ph.D., Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate
  • Nancy Rothbard, Ph.D., Professor of Management at The Wharton School

 

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Graduate Student Center, Room 305 3615 Locust Walk

The Transition to Higher Education in France: Differences between secondary schools in the framing and support of students' choice. Join PennAHEAD and visiting scholar Agnés van Zanten for a discussion on the political, economic and social pressures, the rapid transformation of the landscape of higher education and the growing diversification of incoming students' profiles and expectations. Using data from an ongoing study, the talk will focus on general trends in access to higher education as well as specific institutions. 

 Agnés van Zanten is a sociologist and senior research professor working for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at OSC at Sciences Po, Paris. She is also the director of the series "Education et Société at Presses Universitaires de France. 

Coffee and donuts will be served.

  • To view the presentation from this discussion please click here.
Friday, March 18, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Steinberg Hall- Dietrich Hall Room 109

Join Penn AHEAD and The Netter Center for the third of a five-session seminar on the role of higher educational and other anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia. This session features: John Clayton, Jr., Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives,Independence Blue Cross, Simran Sidhu, Executive Director, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, and Roberta Rehner Iversen, Director, Master of Science in Social Policy Program and Associate Professor, Social Policy & Practice. 

Session facilitated by Dr. Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor, Penn GSE. 

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Janee Franklin: janeef@upenn.edu

To view the presentations from this session, please click below:

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Huntsman Hall, Room 250

Join us for the second of a five-session seminar on the role of higher educational and other anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia. This session features: Carol de Fries, Vice President of Workforce & Economic Innovation, and Dave Thomas, Dean of the Division of Access and Community Engagement at the Community College of Philadelphia; Andrew Lamas, Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; Theresa Simmonds, Coordinator of Post-Secondary Success Programs at The Netter Center; and Nyeema Watson, Assistant Chancellor for Civic Engagement at Rutgers University – Camden.

This session is facilitated by Laura Perna, Professor at Penn GSE and Executive Director of Penn AHEAD.

 

Additional sessions will take place the following Fridays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm: March 18, April 15 and May 6. Lunch is provided. To RSVP please email Janee Franklin at janeef@upenn.edu.

To view the presentations from the first session, please click below:

 

Friday, January 15, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Huntsman Hall Room 250

Join Penn AHEAD and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships for the first of a five-session seminar on the role of higher educational and other anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia. This first session featured: Laura Perna, Penn GSE, Stephanie Gambone, Philadelphia Youth Network, Joan Mazzotti, Philadelphia Futures and Sean Vereen, Steppingstone Scholars. Additional sessions will take place the following Fridays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm: February 12, March 18, April 15 and May 6. Lunch is provided. To RSVP please email Janee Franklin at janeef@upenn.edu.

To view the presentations from the first session, please click below:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
St. Leonard's Court, Suite 120 (HED Conference Room)

PennAHEAD's visiting scholars from Nazarbayev University will be on hand to share their insights on culture and education in contemporary Kazakhstan. Bring your lunch and get ready for some international myth-busting!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Penn AHEAD Executive Director Dr. Matt Hartley shares his experiences conducting research in Kazakhstan with current GSE students.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
HED Conference Room (Saint Leonard's Court)

Penn AHEAD hosted a lecture and discussion with Visiting Scholar Geoff Hayward. Professor Hayward's lecture focused on the challenges experienced by students making the transition from vocational to higher education in the UK.

Professor Hayward has been Professor of Education and Head of Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge since October 2014. His research is concerned with issues of social justice and inequality revolved around 1.) the formation and implementation of Vocational Education and Training Policy, 2.) progression from Vocational Education and Training (VET) into Higher Education and the workplace, and 3.) the design of effective VET learning environments.

To view Professor Hayward's presentation in its entirety, click here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Hall Room B1

First Generation is an award-winning documentary that captures the stories of four students who are first in their families to pursue a college education.

Join Penn AHEAD, The Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education, and Penn Admissions for a one-hour film screening, followed by a discussion facilitated by Penn AHEAD Executive Director Laura W. Perna.

You can also follow the discussion on Twitter: #PennFirstGen

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, HED Conference Room

Dr. Robert A. Rhoads, Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles joined Penn AHEAD to discuss the rise of China’s research universities. For a video recording of the lecture, please click here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, Penn AHEAD

Penn AHEAD Visiting Scholar Dr. Yergali Dosmagambet from Nazarbayev University presented on how an accelerated increase in educational attainments in many East Asian countries derives from a dramatic augmentation of working population with vocational relative to general education. Dr. Dosmagambet's research explores an analytical approach to open up fresh insights into the composition of secondary education and proves the existence of an optimal trajectory that ensures a highest expansion rate of secondary education at an early stage of development.

Monday, April 27, 2015
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Lois Weis, State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of Buffalo, spoke at Penn AHEAD on April 27, 2015 on her 2014 book "Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in U.S. Top-Tier Secondary Schools." The event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) and the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. To view an excerpt of Dr. Weis' presentation, please click here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Sponsored by Penn GSE, the Carter Chair in Child Development and Education, and the Center for Africana Studies, and co-sponsored with the Annenberg School for Communication, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Law School, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Policy and Practice, the Wharton Sports Business Initiative-Wharton School, the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Center for Minority-Serving Institutions, Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education, Penn Child Center and the National Center on Fathers and Families, and Philadelphia Writing Project. Featuring Dr. Laura Perna and Dr. Matt Hartley (Moderator).