2017 Diversity Summit

2017 Diversity Summit

The 2017 University of Colorado Diversity Summit offers faculty, staff and administration a space to examine and learn best practices for fostering inclusion on our campuses and within the university system. The summit recognizes effective strategies and initiatives, and targets areas of weakness to work toward improvement.

Commitments to diversity and inclusion are part of our campus missions and core values, yet these statements alone do not make our campuses diverse and inclusive. Our goal is to fully engage participants and offer tangible and effective strategies that they can implement as employees of the University of Colorado. 


DATE:

Monday, March 6, 2017
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

REGISTER


Professor Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Professor Sarah Willie-LeBreton

Professor of Sociology from Swarthmore College, Sarah Willie-LeBreton studies higher education and, informed by her work with community groups, teaches courses on African-American culture, politics, race, racism, and social inequality. She considers herself an applied sociologist and has worked with a variety of groups on inclusivity and justice initiatives. Her research explores minority/majority and subordinate/superordinate relations, the construction of knowledge, and the subversion of oppression. She is the author of Acting Black: College, Identity and the Performance of Race (Routledge 2003), a study of college-educated African-Americans in the post-civil rights movement era, and an editor and contributor for Transforming the Academy: Faculty Perspectives on Diversity and Pedagogy (Rutgers 2016).

 

March 6
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Berger Hall, University Center


8:00-9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome video by CU President Bruce Benson; and introduction of the Keynote, Stephany Rose, Ph.D.

9:45-10:45 a.m. Keynote (Sarah Willie LeBreton, Ph.D., Swarthmore College)

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakout
  • The Faculty Scene, Trent Norman and Rebecca Brown Adelman, Affinity Arts Consulting

  • On Your Feet: Embodiment and Enactment in Classroom Instruction, Kimbra Smith and Max Shulman

  • Cultivating Inclusive Leadership, Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D.

12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch (with plenary by campus chancellors)

2:00-3:00 p.m. Breakout
  • Libraries and Best Practices in Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Carlos Duarte and Martin Garnar, Ph.D.
  • Confronting Sexism and LGBTQ Discrimination Through Concrete Practices, Scarlet Bowen, Ph.D.
  • Creating More Inclusive Campuses by Developing Intercultural Competence, Brian Shimamoto, M.S. and Tawanda Owens, Ph.D.
  • Inclusive and Accessible Teaching Practices: Universal Design Technology Tips, Alaina Beaver, Ph.D.
  • Creating a Diverse Workforce and Building an Inclusive Environment through the Launch Programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health, Stacey Whiteside, MSW, and Marisa Valeras
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion, Andrea Herrera, Ph.D., Abby Ferber, Ph.D., Heather Albanesi, Ph.D., and Dena Samuels, Ph.D.
  • Including International Students and Scholars: A Whole Campus Approach, Michelle Larson-Krieg and John Sunnygard
3:15-4:15 p.m. Breakout
  • Including International Students and Scholars: A Whole Campus Approach, Michelle Larson-Krieg and John Sunnygard
  • Libraries and Best Practices in Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Carlos Duarte and Martin Garnar, Ph.D.
  • Inclusive and Accessible Teaching Practices: Universal Design Technology Tips, Alaina Beaver, Ph.D.
  • Now More Than Ever, Moving Forward in These Times: A Conversation with CU Chief Diversity Officers, Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D., Robert Boswell, Ph.D., and Kee Warner, Ph.D.
  • Confronting Sexism and LGBTQ Discrimination Through Concrete Practices, Scarlet Bowen, Ph.D.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Reconvening and closing reception