Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Envisioning Possibilities, Enacting Positive Change
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence
Friday, August 18, 8:15 am- 3:15 pm, A&E Center, VIP Room
We have made some progress over the last few years in recruiting a more diverse student body, but our efforts in recruiting/retaining a more diverse faculty have often resulted in two steps forward and one step back. This workshop, led by Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dean, College of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Director of IC’s CSCRE, is intended to launch a more intensive effort this academic year to make IC a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable place for all of us to work and educate our students.
We will follow this workshop with special sessions led by Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Derek Adams on recruiting and retaining faculty of color, with emphases on working with search committees and providing appropriate mentoring and support to our current faculty.
9-9:15 Welcome and brief remarks from Provost
9:15-10:15 Keynote “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Envisioning Possibilities, Enacting Positive Change” -Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D.
10:30-12:00 Interactive Workshop “Discussing Bias in Learning Environments.” We will discuss practices and strategies for identifying and addressing bias in our work, evaluation measures, and engagements with others.
Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 Co-facilitated conversation/ Q&A – Where are we? What will we do/ how will we apply/take back what we have learned so far?
2:00 - 3:00 Table topic conversations: (leadership issues; promotion and tenure issues; recruitment and retention issues; etc.)
3:00 Wrap up
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