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We look forward to seeing you at the

2018 Diversity Conference

Wednesday, March 14th

Registration and Workshop Session Descriptions

will be available Mid-February

11th Annual Diversity Conference

"All Included All Engaged"

 

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Diversity Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Festival Conference and Student Center. This year’s theme is All Included All Engaged.

Online registration for the 2017 Diversity Conference "All Included All Engaged" is open. 

DUE TO HIGH ENROLLMENT, ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US AT THE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE CENTER FOR WALK-IN REGISTRATION AT 8:00 AM ON MARCH 15, 2017.

 

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

In order to guarantee a spot in a session, please register online using the link above.  You will be able to register at the door at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the conference, but please note that some sessions may be full.

During the Conference, we invite you to express what diversity means to you through the medium of mosaic. Stop by the third floor of Rose Library to try your hand at mosaic creation and contribute to a lasting piece of art.  Participants will have the opportunity to select from a beautiful array of glass tile to create a piece that will measure 6” x 24” and be placed on permanent display at Rose Library.  Mosaic artist Sarah Swanlund, along with members of the Libraries & Educational Technologies Diversity Council, will be on hand to help and inspire.  Aprons and all materials will be provided.

Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. outside the Festival Grand Ballroom.  Welcome and Opening Remarks to follow at 8:45 a.m.  Morning refreshments will be available during this time.

Join us 11:45am-1:30pm for Lunch and Keynote address as well as recognition for the IDEA Grants, Diversity Enhancement Award Program, Women of Distinction Awards and the Provost's Diversity Curriculum Development Grants.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Nothing About Us Without Us! Campaigning for Disability Rights

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Engaging With Black Lives Matter and Supporting Our Communities

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Diversity Through Internationalization: Fulbright, INU, and More

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Career Development for International Students

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Ethical Reasoning Across Cultures: Curriculum and Assessment Considerations 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Whitewashing in the Media

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Promoting Student Engagement and Social Justice through Multicultural Research and Mentorship 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Slights, Snubs, and Insults - What's THAT supposed to mean?: Using the 8 Key Questions to Ethically Engage Micro-aggressions in the Workplace

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Blind Audition:  Selecting New Employees without Bias

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Perceptions of Cultural Competency and Acceptance among College Students:  Panel Discussion of Implications for Diversity Awareness

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Diversity Initiatives: Coming Together for a Common Cause 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Gen Z is Here!

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Conversation about Supporting and Engaging our First Generation Faculty, staff and students

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Hands On - Assistive Technology

 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

The Global Campus Toolkit:  International Students in the Classroom

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Evidence-Based Training for Peer Educators Working with Linguistically Diverse Students

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Engaging Diversity Awareness:  An Exploration with Poetry, Icebergs, and Creativity

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

So What is Inclusive Pedagogy Anyhow? 

 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Your Inclusive Syllabus:  Making What's Hidden Visible

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Teaching Diversity, Inclusion, and Activism in General Education Courses 

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Brave Spaces:  Creating Transformative Learning Spaces for All 

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

The Role of a Faculty Diversity Reading Group in Creating a Climate for Social Justice

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Disability Etiquette Training

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Prejudice, Diversity, and "Entitativity" - How we Form 'Self and Other' Opinions of 'Groupness'

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

JMU Through Our Eyes - An International Perspective

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

JMU and the Shenandoah National Park:  Partnerships and Possibilities

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Six Ways to Learn About One Another

 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Shadowing as Alternative Learning:  Engaging with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Colleagues

 

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. 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. 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

Cultivating the Engaged University:  New Structures for Empowering Women and Underrepresented Minority Faculty