Faculty and Staff Diversity Symposium

Thursday, January 23, 2020

RESERVE YOUR SEAT



Opening Plenary: “From Diversity to Equity”

Time: 8:30 – 9:50 a.m.  

Location: Grand Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff and Administration

Is “diversity” enough?  A panel of diverse students speak candidly about their experiences in and outside of the classroom.  Followed by keynote address, “From Diversity to Equity” by Dr. Paul Gorski.

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange and offers 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts in classrooms, schools, and districts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books on various aspects of educational equity.

 

Diversifying Curricula

Time: 10 – 11:50 a.m. 

Location: Grand Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty and Administration

FAU is the most diverse institution in the Florida State University System. Are you practicing inclusive teaching to best support student success?  Bring your syllabi to this hands-on workshop on ways to increase the diversity of your course content.

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Gorski, Associate Professor, Founder of Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange

 

Tunnel Vision

Time: 10 – 11:50 a.m.

Location: Live Oak A, B, C                                                                                                                                            

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff and Administration

Tunnel Vision is a multi-sensory, full-immersion, and thought provoking experience designed to raise awareness about social injustices and global concerns.  Participants walk through “the tunnel” and explore various issues affecting our society. A reflection, debrief, and facilitated discussion concludes the experience.

Facilitators:

FAU, Center for IDEAs

FAU, Counseling and Psychological Services

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Time: 10 – 11:50 a.m.

Location: Palmetto Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff and Administration

This workshop provides a brief understanding of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and strategies for working with this unique student population. Some of the typical observable behaviors that ASD students may exhibit are explained, while providing strategies used to address behavioral concerns and avoid classroom disruptions.

Facilitators: 

FAU, Michelle Shaw, Director Student Accessibility Services

FAU, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

 

Lunch and Keynote Address: “Staying Stress Free in Turbulent Times”

Time: 12 – 1:50 p.m.                                                                                     

Location: Grand Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff and Administration 

With a rapidly evolving social fabric, impacted by economic, political and social elements, it’s increasingly important to be equipped with the proper mindset and skills to attain success.

This keynote presentation will provide insight and techniques for coping with external forces that affect the higher education landscape.

Facilitator: Dr. Monica Cox, Professor, The Ohio State University

Dr. Monica F. Cox is a Professor and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. In 2011, she became the first African American female to earn tenure in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the use of mixed methodologies to explore significant research questions in undergraduate, graduate, and professional engineering education; to explore issues of intersectionality among women, particularly Women of Color in engineering; and to develop, disseminate, and commercialize reliable and valid assessment tools for use in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.                                                              

 

Navigating the Path to Tenure for Underrepresented Faculty

Time:  2 – 3:50 p.m.  

Location: Grand Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty

Navigating the path to tenure in innately difficult.  However, difficulties are compounded for women and underrepresented populations, particularly if they seek tenure in STEM related fields. This workshop is designed to provide strategies to navigating the path to tenure and provides guidance on “unwritten” informal practices that may affect your success.

Facilitator:  Dr. Monica Cox, Professor, The Ohio State University

 

Tunnel Vision                                                                                                   

Time: 2 – 3:50 p.m.

Location: Live Oak A, B, C

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff and Administration

Tunnel Vision is a multi-sensory, full-immersion, and thought provoking experience designed to raise awareness about social injustices and global concerns.  Participants walk through “the tunnel” and explore various issues affecting our society. A reflection, debrief, and facilitated discussion concludes the experience.

Facilitators:

FAU, Center for IDEAs

FAU, Counseling and Psychological Services

 

The Truth About Unconscious Bias                                                

Time: 2 – 3:50 p.m.

Location: Grand Palm     

Intended: Faculty and staff                       

This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage with others and make decisions in a university setting and society at-large. During the session, participants will gain an understanding of how biases are formed in our subconscious and learn steps to develop acute awareness of our personal biases and how to challenge them.

Facilitator:  Dr. Melanie Acosta, FAU College of Education/Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry  

 

Closing Reception: “Connecting a Diverse Community”

Time: 4 p.m.                                        

Location: Grand Palm

Intended Audience:  Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Students 

During the closing reception we will engage in interactive dialogue on how to create a more inclusive and connected community by addressing unconscious bias and micro-aggressions faced within the academic environment. Participants will be provided with tools to address and overcome these challenges.

Facilitator:  Dr. Melanie Acosta, FAU College of Education/Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry  

 

DIVERSITY TRAINING

Annual Faculty and Staff Diversity Symposium

This annual day-long interactive symposium provides faculty and staff an opportunity for robust dialogue and intuitive reflection around current topics focused on enhancing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus community.


 
Previous years’ programs can be viewed by clicking on the dates below:
 

Cultural Competency Training

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy offers cultural competency training for faculty and staff, which can be booked at http://www.fau.edu/diversity/sjcc/cultural-competence.php

 

Safe Zone Ally Training

The Safe Zone Ally Program educates students, staff, and faculty on issues relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) community and fosters allies throughout our campus. The three-hour training sessions are designed to create a sense of advocacy and support for the FAU LGBTQ+ community.

 

Title IX Training

Anti-Discrimination/Anti-Harassment Workshop Training Schedule http://www.fau.edu/eic/trainingcalendar.php