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
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: Student Perspectives on an Inclusive Campus Community                                                                                                                         10:10-11:05 a.m.
Colin Potts
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Georgia Tech
Sinet Adous
Undergraduate Student, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Tech
Abheer Bipin
Undergraduate Student, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Tech 
Jalen Borne
Undergraduate Student, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Tech 
Aroua Gharbi
Graduate Student, School of Computational Science and Engineering 
Georgia Tech
Renee Shelby
Graduate Student, School of History and Sociology 
Georgia Tech
Collin Spencer 
Undergraduate Student, School of Biological Sciences 
Georgia Tech
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
Aby Parsons
Director, LGBTQIA Resource Center
Georgia Tech
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.
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.

Archie Ervin

Diversity Champion Awards Introduction and Video Presentation            2:05-2:20 p.m.
Keona Lewis
Program Review and Research Manager, Institute Diversity
Georgia Tech
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.
Archie Ervin