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.
Vice President, Institute Diversity
Welcome Remarks 8:20-8:30 a.m.
G.P. “Bud” Peterson
Institute Diversity Updates 8:30-8:55 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker Introduction 8:55-9 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker and Q&A 9-10 a.m.
Award-Winning Journalist and Author
The Path Forward Together: Student Perspectives on an Inclusive Campus Community 10:10-11:05 a.m.
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate Student, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Undergraduate Student, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Student, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Graduate Student, School of Computational Science and Engineering
Graduate Student, School of History and Sociology
Undergraduate Student, School of Biological Sciences
After the moderator offers brief opening remarks and speaker introductions, each panelist will share examples of what defines inclusive excellence for the campus community. Panelists will also discuss the current work undertaken to enhance campus curricula, health, and community life as part of A Path Forward – Together. Audience members are encouraged to comment and ask questions, so the members of these action groups receive meaningful input on prospective initiatives.
Pedagogy and Inclusion in Higher Education 11:05 a.m.-Noon
Director, LGBTQIA Resource Center
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Professor, African-American Studies
Georgia State University
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.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker and Q&A 1-1:55 p.m.
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
University of Southern California
Faces of Inclusive Excellence Introduction and Video Presentation 1:55-2:05 p.m.
Diversity Champion Awards Introduction and Video Presentation 2:05-2:20 p.m.
Program Review and Research Manager, Institute Diversity
Special Award Presentation 2:20-2:25 p.m.
Gilda A. Barabino
Dean and Daniel and Frances Berg Professor, Grove School of Engineering
The City College of New York
Closing Remarks 2:25-2:30 p.m.