The President's Office Eighth Annual Conference on Diversity

Engaging Community: Creating Change

Course# TD1900

Rescheduled Date To Be Announced
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM - Lunch included (with TD1900 registration)*
Festival Conference and Student Center

Online Registration for the conference is now closed.  Registration will be available at the door on the day of the conference with limited concurrent session options.


***Inclement Weather Procedures***

 NOTE: You must pre-register for the conference (TD1900) and each concurrent session you plan on attending. Registration of TD1900 includes the opening remarks, lunch and informal closing.

****Lunch will only be provided for individuals registered for TD1900.***

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Check-in & Morning Refreshments

 Outer Reception Area and Grand Ballroom

9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks - President Alger 

Grand Ballroom

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Concurrent Conference Sessions I 

Various Locations Throughout the Festival Center and Rose Library

  • TD1865:  The "Work" of Inclusion   
  • TD1866:  Understanding the Past to Plan for the Future: The Lewis Mountain Study Case
  • TD1867:  How Diversity and Inclusion is Visible and Active in Organizations around our Community
  • TD1868:  Establishing a SACNAS (Society Advocating Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences) Chapter at JMU to Increase Diversity in the Undergraduate Research Community
  • TD1869: I Don't Get These Kids! : Accessing Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students' Funds of Knowledge Through Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
  • TD1870: From the Inside Looking Out - The Deaf Community
  • TD1871: The Arts at JMU and Fostering Diversity: CVPA Highlights and the annual Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence Program
  • TD1872: Preparing JMU’s Future Teachers for Culturally Relevant Science Teaching in Diverse Communities
  • TD1873: Diversity Activities to Incorporate in the Classroom and Student Staff Trainings
  • TD1874: Gateways to Inclusion
  • TD1875: Diversity Inclusiveness in Teaching the STEM courses - Does It Exist?

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.   Concurrent Conference Sessions II

  • TD1876: Beyond the Bell: Learning Across Borders
  • TD1877: Creating a Change Agent Network
  • TD1878: Faculty Searches: Strategies for Faculty Recruitment and Retention
  • TD1879: Internationalizing Higher Education: Best Practices Addressing Inclusion of an Increasing International Diverse Audience of Students
  • TD1880: Recruiting and Admitting Students From Groups Underrepresented in STEM into the ISAT Department
  • TD1881: A Panel Discussion Featuring Two Presentation Topics:  Self Emancipation is Community Building and Writing in the Community
  • TD1882: Harnessing Technologies for Diverse Learners
  • TD1883: Three Years of Data: Defining First Year Students Perceptions of Diversity
  • TD1884: Factors Impacting College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Depression and Anxiety
  • TD1885: Post-Gay

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Lunch

Grand Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.       Keynote Address - Mr. Scott Horton, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Consulting at IBM

Recognition of IDEA (Innovative Diversity Efforts Award), DEAP (Diversity Enhancement Award Program) & WOD Awards (Woman Of Distinction) - President Alger

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.          Concurrent Conference Sessions III

Various locations throughout the Festival Center and Rose Library

  • TD1886: Sexual Diversity and JMU: Not All Doors Are Open
  • TD1887: Diversity and Excellence
  • TD1888: Diversity through Internationalization: Fulbright, INU, and More
  • TD1889: Changing Communities and Challenging the Self: The Experience of Muslim Students
  • TD1891: Pathways to College: Mentoring Diverse Populations
  • TD1892: Occupy Diversity: A Call for the Academy to Engage Diversity Activism
  • TD1893: The Value of Relationship: An International Student Story
  • TD1894: Creating Space and Opportunity for Diversity and Understanding through Dialog
  • TD1895: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Creating New Avenues for Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Retention
  • TD1896: A Panel Discussion Featuring Three Presentation Topics:  Employ Sport and Title IX as Catalysts for Change, Development and Peace, Refugee Education:  Case Studies at an alternative School serving North Korean Refugee Students, and Structures, Policies and Practices related to Indigenous Peoples Access to Essential Services in the US
  • TD1897: An Examination of the Relationship between Mindset and Attitudes toward Affirmative Action

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.         Informal Reflection & Refreshments

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah & Mr. Arthur Dean will be available for conversation

Grand Ballroom

*Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

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