This year’s May Symposium features an array of activities that will stimulate reflection and action related to diversity, cultural competence, privilege and power, and more. Interested in theming your May Symposium experience around these topics? Consider the following opportunities, listed in chronological order:
Creating an Inclusive Environment for a Diverse Faculty
Join this faculty interest group, which will discuss what JMU can do to create an environment that is welcoming and accommodating to a diverse group of faculty.
When & Where: Monday May 7, 1:00-2:30pm, Festival Allegheny Room
Restorative Justice at JMU
Learn about an approach to justice and reconciliation that privileges multiple voices and points of view.
When & Where: Monday, May 7, 1:00-3:00pm, East Campus Library 5211
The Invisible Minority: First Generation Students at JMU
Compared to second generation students, they are academically underprepared, less inclined to engage in campus life, have lower educational and career aspirations, are saddled more with family conflicts, and are less likely tograduate. Participants in this workshop will apply the lens of cultural capital to examine these characteristics and shape the educational process.
When & Where: Tuesday, May 8, 1:00-3:00, Festival Highlands Room
Culturally Responsive Teaching at JMU
Through case studies and a cultural diversity syllabus audit, participants will engage with conceptions and methods of inclusive, culturally responsive teaching.
When & Where: Wednesday, May 9, 1:00-4:00pm, Festival Allegheny Room
Universal Design and the One-Room School House
As our classrooms become increasingly diverse and the world grows more accessible, so must our teaching and learning opportunities. Participants will explore and apply the principles of universal design for learning – and learning environments designed for access, opportunity, engagement, and growth.
When & Where: Friday, May 11, 9:00-12:00pm, East Campus Library 3311
Illustrating Socioeconomic Privilege – An Interactive Exercise
A first-hand demonstration of the restrictions of poverty and the freedoms provided by privilege, this simulation will provide participants with an innovative way to present complex, multi-layered content.
When & Where: Friday, May 11, 9:00-12:00pm, Festival Conference Room 8