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ACM Workshop to Focus on Faculty Diversity with Paul Gorski

ACM Workshop to Focus on Faculty Diversity with Paul Gorski May 25, 2017
ACM Workshop to Focus on Faculty Diversity with Paul Gorski

How can ACM colleges build and strengthen a campus in ways that intentionally support diversity, inclusion, and equity and benefit faculty from all backgrounds? That will be an overarching question addressed by faculty and staff participating in the 2017 ACM Hiring and Diversity Workshop in Chicago on June 28.

Keynote speaker Dr. Paul C. Gorski from George Mason University will open the workshop by introducing the Equity Literacy framework as a vehicle for colleges and universities to assess campus equity and inclusion initiatives and to positively impact their diversity efforts.

The keynote and a Q&A session with Gorski will be open to faculty and staff at ACM colleges through a live-streaming webinar. Pre-registration is required for the webinar.

Register for the live stream webinar of Dr. Paul Gorski speaking on Equity Literacy

“Dr. Gorski is recognized nationally for his scholarship and teaching in educational equity, and his keynote will help focus the workshop on best practices and policies for ‘retention as recruitment’ in faculty diversity,” said Lilly Lavner, ACM Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, who is helping to organize the event.

The workshop is sponsored by Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, a seven-year initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that is aimed at fostering a more inclusive pathway to college professorships at liberal arts colleges.

“The Fellows Program takes a broad view of ways to support diversity on ACM campuses, and that is reflected in the different topics and content of the program’s many hiring and diversity workshops,” Lavner noted. The first workshop in 2015 focused on biases that impact search practices, and offered a chance to dialogue about ways of creating more inclusive campus environments.

“Earlier this year we partnered with Lawrence University to highlight best practices in mentoring for junior and mid-career faculty, and the June workshop will turn the focus of discussion to retention by exploring frameworks for equity and inclusion,” she said.

Along with the keynote presentation by Gorski, the workshop’s agenda includes small group discussions of case studies and brainstorming about best practices and ideas for participants to take back to their campuses. Chief diversity officers from four ACM colleges will facilitate the discussions.



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