Diversity Seminar Series

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UNC Educators Valerie Ashby, Pamela Johnson rowsey, Clara Lee and Anna Maria Siega-Riz discuss work and life as women in science in the September 2014 seminar.

UNC Educators Valerie Ashby, Pamela Johnson rowsey, Clara Lee and Anna Maria Siega-Riz discuss work and life as women in science in the September 2014 seminar.

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA) hosts the Annual Diversity in Higher Education Series. In the past, the series invited leading researchers and thought leaders on issues of “Creating Effective Mentoring Practices for Junior Faculty of Color”, “Pathways to Access and Engagement for Carolina Scholars”, Best Practices for Success-The American Indian Higher Education Experience” and “Interrupting Heteronormativity in Research.”

exploring the institutional diversity framework at carolina

Tuesday, February 17th 2015; Pleasant’s Room, Wilson Library, 9:00am

Daryl SmithIn partnership with the Provost Committee on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity (PCIED), Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will features Daryl G. Smith, Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University as the keynote for a seminar and facilitated discussion on Exploring the Institutional Diversity Framework at Carolina. Smith will discuss strategies and share insight on integrating diversity into the organizational structure of the institution and strengthening partnerships/policies related to diversity.

Chancellor Folt will make opening remarks for the event. Following the keynote, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, James Dean Jr. will introduce the next portion of the seminar—presentations made by the PCIED of the of the FIVE BIG IDEAS. The IDEAS (PCIED’s recommendations for action at Carolina) have been created using Smith’s (2009) Framework and represent UNC-Chapel Hill’s next steps in moving diversity forward.

The seminar will take place in the Pleasant’s Room in Wilson Library, Tuesday, February 17, 2014 from 9:00-1:00 pm. Registration is open to all and will be of special interest to both new and emerging faculty and administrators. Please note: registration is required to attend and refreshments will be served during the event.

About Daryl G. Smith: Smith’s research, teaching, and publications have been in the areas of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership and change, governance, diversity in STEM fields, and faculty diversity. She has served as an evaluator and consultant to numerous projects and campuses across the country and to foundations such as the James Irvine Foundation, the Haas Jr. Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Hewlett Foundation. She served on the advisory committee of several NSF Advance grants. Smith also served as one of three Principals responsible for the evaluation of the Campus Diversity Initiative for the James Irvine Foundation in collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC This five-year project involved working with 28 private colleges and universities in California to develop their capacity to sustain and monitor progress on institutional diversity. That project resulted in a final report, 3 research briefs (on unknown students, faculty hiring, and the intersection of race and class), and a resource kit for campuses and a monograph, Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change. She was a participant in a Kellogg Foundation Research Advisory Board, Harvard Medical School, Building an Agenda for Research on Affirmative Action and Diversity in the health professions.Smith is the author of numerous books and publications including, Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work, Interrupting the Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty and Diversity Works: The emerging picture of how students benefit. Smith is the recipient of the 2012 Howard R Bowen Career Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (2012), the 2013 award for Research Achievement from the American Educational Association (Division J) and the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Claremont Graduate University. Smith received her PhD from Claremont Graduate University in Social Psychology and Higher Education, an MA from Stanford University in Student Affairs, and her BA from Cornell University in Mathematics.


About PCIED: Responsible for providing the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost with advisory guidance and recommendations for action, the PCIED consists of administrators, chairs, faculty, students, and staff uniquely positioned to influence, impact, and implement strategies by virtue of their roles within the institution. PCIED members are nominated by senior leaders at Carolina and are divided into topical workgroups in an effort to identify and address inclusive excellence and diversity successes and opportunities. With an emphasis on “recommendations for action,” this committee meets to identify, research, and propose strategies that can be reviewed by the Provost and implemented in some form—considering capacity and funding. This committee is a next step in Carolina’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.


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