10th Annual Diversity Symposium Program

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Morning Sessions            Georgia Tech Global Learning Center – Room 236

Registration and Breakfast                                                                            7:30-8:15 a.m.
 
Opening Remarks                                                                                           8:15-8:20 a.m.
Archie Ervin
Vice President, Institute Diversity
Georgia Tech
 
Welcome Remarks                                                                                          8:20-8:30 a.m.
G.P. “Bud” Peterson
President
Georgia Tech
 
Institute Diversity Updates                                                                             8:30-8:55 a.m.
Archie Ervin
 
Opening Keynote Speaker Introduction                                                            8:55-9 a.m.
Archie Ervin
 
Opening Keynote Speaker and Q&A                                                                     9-10 a.m.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Award-Winning Journalist and Author
 
 
The Path Forward Together: Institute Priorities                                       10:10-11:05 a.m.
Moderator:
Colin Potts
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Georgia Tech
 
Panelists:
Academics 
Bonnie Ferri
Vice Provost, Graduate Education and Faculty Development  
Georgia Tech
 
Health and Well-Being 
John Stein
Vice President, Student LIfe and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students
Georgia Tech
 
Student and Community Life 
Gerome Stephens
Associate Dean, Center for Student Engagement 
Georgia Tech
 
After the moderator offers brief opening remarks and speaker introductions, each panelist will provide five minutes of remarks on each Institute priority and engage in 10 minutes of coversation with the other panelists before taking questions and comments from the audience. Panelists will report on the current work undertaken to enhance campus curricula, health, and community life and will indicate improvements that Georgia Tech is considering and planning to make. This session provides an opportunity for the working groups to receive and react to audience ideas. Audience members are encouraged to comment and ask questions, so the leaders of these action groups receive meaningful input on prospective initiatives. 
 
 
Pedagogy and Inclusion in Higher Education                                          11:05 a.m.-Noon
Moderator:
Aby Parsons
Director, LGBTQIA Resource Center
Georgia Tech
 
Panelists:
Shatakshee Dhongde
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Georgia Tech
 
Jonathan Gayles
Professor, African-American Studies 
Georgia State University
 
Lauren Johnson
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Diversity and Recruitment Initiatives, College of Education 
University of North Georgia 
 
After the moderator offers brief opening remarks and speaker introductions, each panelist will provide five minutes of remarks and engage in conversation with the other panelists before taking questions and comments from the audience. Panelists will reference positive pedagogical practices and procedures utilized in classrooms and pedagogical principles informing institutional practices. Which pedagogies enhance a higher education environment in which individual differences are respected, intersectionality recognized, and health prioritized? What practices are known to support, retain, and advance undergraduate and graduate students? What have we learned about how inclusive practices and pedagogies affect student learning and health? Speakers will offer examples of initiatives that they have developed and/or overseen to benefit incoming and continuing students. 
 

Awards Luncheon       Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom

Lunch                                                                                                                  12:30-1 p.m.
 
Faces of Inclusive Excellence Introduction and Video Presentation              1-1:10 p.m.

Archie Ervin

Diversity Champion Awards Introduction and Video Presentation            1:10-1:30 p.m.
Keona Lewis
Program Review and Research Manager, Institute Diversity
Georgia Tech
 
Luncheon Keynote Speaker and Q&A                                                          1:30-2:25 p.m.
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
University of Southern California
 
Closing Remarks                                                                                             2:25-2:30 p.m.
Archie Ervin
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