Note: This session is capped at 32 participants.
Session Description: Diversity and inclusion are often seen as lofty achievements rather than attainable goals. This assumption produces a disconnect between upholding diversity and inclusion as essential values to an institution and actually implementing these values to make an institution more diverse and inclusive. As a result, faculty and staff are sent on an ambiguous journey to discover ways to connect with the diverse student populations that frequent their classrooms and utilize their services. It is the goal of this presentation to answer the question of how do I connect with minority students? This presentation seeks to turn these esoteric values into practical strategies that can be used in any classroom and office and will provide participants with knowledge, strategies, and methods to connect with minority students. Participants will leave this presentation with a deeper understanding of their personal reasons for wanting work with minority students, insight about the experience of minority students in higher education, and three strategies to build connections with minority students. The main goals of this presentation are to equip, empower, and encourage participants in their work with the minority student population. The presenter seeks to bolster the confidence and give hope to participants in their work with minority students.
Presented by: Marcus Anderson
Monday, March 18, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FCSC, Board Dining Room