The BRAID Summit
Traditionally, the BRAID Summit is held over three days and is exclusive to members of the BRAID community. However, we made some changes this year and for the first time ever, we opened the third day to a select group of faculty and staff members outside the BRAID community. Between July 15-16, BRAID department chairs heard from the Momentum Team (f.k.a UCLA BRAID Research Team) and their peers about the research and work that is currently being done and what can be improved or worked on in the coming year. On July 17th, we welcomed over 130 faculty and staff members from over 70 organizations or institutions to engage in meaningful conversations around broadening participation and the challenges all academic institutions face heading into the fall. Topics from this day included Prioritizing Equity through Online Instruction: A Conversation with Dr. Justin Reich, Building a Meaningful Experience for Students in the Fall, and Resources for Building Your NSF BPC Plan.