Conversations About Inclusion

Butler Center is introducing a new series called ‘conversations about inclusion’ this fall (2017). The main goal of this series is to facilitate thinking about inclusion on campus. While panelists may utilize scholarly research and literature and/or experience. it may be relevant to think of strategies and initiatives that facilitate inclusion. The series will focus on topics that will be meaningful for faculty as well as staff and students. Each panelist will speak for a maximum of 10 minutes and most of the time will be devoted to discussions and Q&A.

You can download the schedule here.

Topic 1

9/15 Fri

12:00-1:30 pm

STEW 320

Diversity versus Inclusion

What meanings do we attribute to that? What are the challenges in focusing on diversity or/and inclusion? What are its implications for leadership?

Panel: Valeria Chapman; Ayse Ciftci; Joan Fulton



Topic 2

10/6 Fri

12:00-1:30 pm

STEW 320

Enabling Inclusive Research Environments

What are the advantages of facilitating inclusive collaborations? How can we build and maintain inclusive research groups?

Panel: Prasoon Diwakar; Melissa Remis; Chris Sahley



Topic 3

10/27 Fri

12:00-1:30 pm

East Faculty


Inclusion through Inter-group Dialogue

How can we use inter-group dialogues to raise awareness/educate faculty about inclusion? How can we try to transform such education into experiential change?

Panel: Kathleen Howell; Klod Kokini



Topic 4

11/16 Thurs

4:00-5:30 pm

East Faculty


Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Navigating Faculty/Student Relationships

What are the challenges in building faculty-student relationships considering the ways that intersections of gender and race/ethnicity shape both, a faculty member’s and a student’s life? What strategies can help promote inclusive faculty and student relationships?

Panel: Allison Godwin; Ray Fouche



Topic 5

12/1 Fri

12:00-1:30 pm

East Faculty


Sensitivity about the Intersections of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality and Nationality to Enable an Inclusive Campus

Panel: Tithi Bhattacharya; Humaira Gowher

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