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Sharing to Learn

Conversations on Diversity Designed to Bring Students, Faculty, Staff Together

ODI's Toolbox series will open up conversation on diversity to the whole campus community. Pictured is a class at Rockefeller College on the Downtown Campus. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 7, 2017) — What can small groups of students, faculty and staff do to advance diversity and inclusion on campus? Share their experiences, identify successful strategies and learn from each other.

That message – share, identify and learn – is the foundation of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Toolbox conversation series. Faculty facilitators will host the discussions, which begin Friday and run through the month.

“We’re working to develop strategies and techniques that broaden the campus environment to reflect the perspectives and concerns of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences,” said Tamra Minor, the University’s chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion. “Bringing students together with faculty and staff will deepen the conversation.”

The topics for each conversation are determined by participants. Earlier conversations addressed cultural competency, tackled sensitive topics such as political views, and offered methods for promoting diversity and inclusion.

The discussions are open to all students, faculty and staff.

Diversity & Inclusion Toolbox sessions will be held:

  • Friday, March 10, 1:30-3 p.m., University Hall, Room 107
  • Monday, March 20, 10:25-11:50 a.m., Campus Center 375
  • Wednesday, March 22, 10:25-11:50 a.m., University Hall, Room 200
  • Monday, March 27, 10:15-11:45 a.m., Campus Center Room 367

Attendees can sign up for any session that fits their schedule. For more information and to RSVP, email diaevents@albany.edu. The conversation series will continue in April, with dates and times to be announced.

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