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10th Annual Diversity Conference

"I am Diversity"

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR

JMU DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

 

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Diversity Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in the Festival Conference and Student Center. This year’s theme is I am Diversity.

The conference aims to

  • Give faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to present diversity related scholarship and best practices
  • Give faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to exchange ideas on diversity related issues in teaching, service and other interactions with students and individuals within our community
  • Assist faculty, staff and community members on how to address diversity related issues influencing their careers, professional lives and work life balance
  • Help faculty, staff and community members develop their awareness, knowledge and professional skills related to all forms of diversity

We invite JMU faculty and staff to submit their ideas for a conference session.

To submit your presentation proposal, please go to

http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cZ9wEpIWI8YTMj3

and complete the submission form. **The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 7, 2015. **

 

As the diversity conference continues to grow and evolve, we anticipate even more faculty and staff participation this year. Your involvement allows for the generation of innovation and action towards creating a beneficially diverse environment on campus.

Please contact James Robinson (robinsjr@jmu.edu) of the Conference Planning Committee with any questions

Registration for the 2016 Diversity Conference "I am Diversity" has not opened yet.

You will be able to register at 8am the day of the conference at the door. NOTE: Some sessions may be full. Please contact Kim Moubray with any questions  540-568-4506.

9:00  - 10:00 AM

Exploring Unconsious Bias

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Be the Change: Feminism and Feminist Activism at JMU

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Wealth, Innovation and Diversity

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Valuing Diversity and Social Justice in our JMU Community

9:00 - 10:00 AM

An Open Conversation on the Engagement of Black Women on JMU's Campus: Self-Affirmation

 

9:00 - 10:00AM

An Experiential Interprofessional Workshop for Building Cultural Competency: A Toolbox for Faculty and Staff

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Engaging Communities to Promote the Enforcement of Disability Rights in Vietnam

9:00 - 10:00 AM

From the Inside Looking Out

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Presentation by the National Park Service: Understanding the Past to Plan for the Future: The Lewis Mountain Case Study- Telling the Difficult Stories

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Employee Resource Groups and You

9:00- 10:00 AM

Toward Creating a Diversity Model in Teaching and Learning: Universal Instructional Design Model (UIDM)

 
10:15 -11:15 AM

From Offense to Learning: Improving Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

10:15- 11:15 AM

Engaging Students, Families and Schools Through the Valley Scholars Program

 

10:15 -11:15 AM

Engaging the Community in First-Generation Conversations to Create Change

10:15 -11:15 AM

Cultura y comunidad: Building a Coalition and Fostering Dialogue Between Local Educators and Latino/a Students in the Shenandoah Valley

10:15-11:15 AM

Addressing the Diversity Crisis in Computing

10:15 -11:15 AM

Diversity through Internationalization: Fulbright, INU, and More

10:15- 11:15 AM

Networking as a Woman of Color

10:15- 11:15 AM

Art of Change

10:15 -11:15 AM

When Engaging Community Calls for Arranging Accommodations

10:15- 11:15 AM

Assessing Diversity Awareness: Definitions, Challenges, and Implications

 
1:15- 2:45 PM  

Reducing Transphobia and Including Transgender Issues in the Classroom: What Works Best?

1:15- 2:45 PM

Title IX/Sexual Misconduct

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Creating Change in Teacher Preparation Through Engagement with the Local Immigrant Community
    

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Collaborating to Innovate

1:15 - 2:45 PM 

Using Technology to Facilitate Inclusion

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Native America 101: Contemporary Issues and Activism

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Promoting Diversity in Engineering Through Community Engagement

1:15- 2:45 PM 

Examining the Inner Circle: Unpacking White Privilege

1:15 - 2:45 PM 

Safe Zone Workshop

1:15 - 2:45 PM 

Taking on New Heights Through Partnerships and Collaboration

Inclement Weather Info

  • Ø If JMU is closed - Conference will be cancelled.
  • Ø If JMU opens one hour late - Conference Schedule will be:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-in & Morning Refreshments

9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:50 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions I

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions II

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Keynote Address – Mr. Scott Horton & Recognition of IDEA, DEAP & WOD Awards

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions III

3:00 p.m. - Conversations in the Ballroom

  • Ø If JMU opens two hours late - Conference Schedule will be:

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Check-in & Morning Refreshments

10:35 a.m.  – 10:50 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cancelled Concurrent Conference Sessions I

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions II

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Keynote Address – Mr. Scott Horton & Recognition of IDEA, DEAP & WOD Awards

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Conference Sessions III

3:00 p.m. - Conversations in the Ballroom