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Open Teaching Concept Student Symposium

Featuring Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio

Nov 1, 2013 | 9:30 AM | United Spirit Arena

Lunch Provided | Reception with President Nellis at 3pm

The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center in partnership with Texas Tech faculty, is hosting the Open Teaching Concept Student Symposium. The symposium will offer a SXSW (South by Southwest) atmosphere to explore diversity as it relates to your major, your student involvement, and current or future career.


9:45 a.m. Welcome
10:00 a.m. Act and React: Creating Global Communities
10:30 a.m. Interactive Discussion on Global Citizenship
11:00 a.m. Faculty Panel: The Personal as Political: Global Literacy and Social Media
11:30 a.m. LUNCH (provided) Keynote speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas
1:00 p.m. Intersections of Identity Workshops
  • Defining "I Do"
  • 50 Shades of American: Seeing Race Beyond Black and White
  • Will Work for Food: Understanding Privilege through Labor, Class and Caste
  • Questioning the Pursuit of Happiness: Communication, Global Citizenship, and Global Literacy
1:30 p.m. Interactive Social Media Event
  • Define American Project – YouTube videos
  • Vine Selfie – Your Story in 6 seconds
  • Videobooth Confessional – subject released on site - KTTZ
  • Diversity in 140 Characters - Twitter
  • Narrating our Narrative: Blogging Diversity
  • Six Word Bio/The Race Card Project
  • Listening Post – KTTZ FM
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks with Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis

The morning will begin with engaging presentations by TTU faculty. The afternoon will be left to the students. Students will engage in an interactive social media fair where students can blog, Vine, Tweet, Facebook, and more.