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The Conversation Continues

Faculty Discussion Series Focuses on Inclusion in the Classroom

The next in the Faculty 2 Faculty conversation series is scheduled for Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Schmidt) 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2017) — Dialogue in Action’s faculty conversation series continues with three more sessions this month.

Faculty 2 Faculty is an open series of small group conversations and dialogues with and among faculty, designed for participants to share information, experiences, tools and techniques for increasing diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

“The discussions assist faculty in fostering communication in a classroom environment to broaden perspectives of students from diverse backgrounds within societal contexts,” said Tamra Minor, the University’s chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion.

The topics for each conversation are determined by participants. Sessions held earlier this month addressed cultural competency, managing sensitive topics such as varied political views, and offered methods for developing curricula that promote diversity and inclusion. The discussions are open to all faculty.

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., University Hall, Room 107
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 1:30-3 p.m., University Hall, Room 107
  • Monday, Feb. 27, 1:30-3 p.m., Campus Center Room 367

Faculty can sign up for any session that fits their schedule. For more information and to RSVP, email diaevents@albany.edu.

Minor said the “conversations can contribute to creating a campus environment that promotes progress toward inclusive excellence for the UAlbany community. We hope you plan to join in to learn from and contribute your ideas for your colleagues.”

The conversation series will continue in March and April, with dates and times to be announced.

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