Diversity Seminar Series

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Speakers from the 2013 Spring Seminar Series

Speakers at the 2013 Spring Seminar Series

This year, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is hosting the 3rd Annual Diversity in Higher Education Series, that focus on diversity across three areas: Education, Access, and Research. In the past two years 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”

This year we present two seminars and bring together leading researchers and practitioners to engage on critical topics within higher education and discuss ways in which Carolina can continue to be on the forefront of addressing diversity and equity in higher education.

Creating an Inclusive Climate for Female Faculty in the Sciences

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014; Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs along with our campus partner, the UNC Women’s Center will focus an aspect of Creating an Inclusive Climate for Female Faculty in the Sciences. The seminar will feature a panel and facilitated discussion with opening remarks from Chancellor Folt.

In the past few decades there have been many positive strides towards increasing female enrollment, degree attainment and faculty recruitment in the Sciences. There are still significant challenges that female scientists face in retention, mentoring and institutional support.  This workshop is a forum for units and departments who are working towards creating inclusive climates to hear about promising practices and also challenges that female faculty face in higher education. The seminar will feature several prominent female scientists in a panel discussion with a moderator. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with the panel and also are encouraged to bring information about any relevant initiatives that are being developed/practiced in their departments.

The seminar is free and open to all but we request registration.

Featured Panel

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Clara Lee, MD, MPP (Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Research – Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UNC Department of Surgery)

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, (Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health)

Valerie Ashby, PhD, (Professor  & Department Chair, Chemistry)

Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN, (Associate Professor and Coordinator of Student Diversity and Recruitment, School of Nursing)

Moderator: Silvia Tomášková, PhD, (Professor Women’s & Gender Studies and Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies Anthropology)

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exploring the institutional diversity framework at carolina

Tuesday, February 17th 2015; Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, TBD

Daryl SmithDaryl G. Smith, Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University will be the keynote for this seminar. Her 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 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 will discuss strategies and share insight on integrating diversity into the organizational structure of the institution and strengthening partnerships/policies related to diversity.

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