Did You Know Series

The Butler Center is unveiling a new series entitled ‘Did you know? Information about Resources on Campus’. This is a result of comments at the well-attended and informative sessions we had in 2017-18. Purdue provides a wide variety of resources to faculty to ensure they succeed in doing research, teaching, and engaging with the community. The goal of this series is to share information about campus resources and address inclusivity in ways that can facilitate success of faculty, staff, and students which in turn can contribute to the leadership pipeline.

Date / TimeLocationEvent Name
Topic 1
Tuesday, Aug 28
12:00-1:30 pm
STEW 302

Graduate and Undergraduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Speakers: Linda Mason, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Entomology ; Katherine Sermersheim; Dean of Students; Jeff Stefancic, Associate Dean, Student Rights and Responsibilities; Steven Yeagley, Associate Dean of Students Speakers will cover the rights and responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate students including information about Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Will address issues that may be concerning regarding a student (all students: graduate, undergraduate, international, domestic, study abroad, West Lafayette campus, etc.).

Topic 2
Friday, Sept 14
12:00-1:30 pm
West Faculty Lounge, PMU

Human Relations Commission
Speakers: Vidhya Iyer & Charlie Shook, Co-Chairs West Lafayette Human Relations Commission and Patrick Jones, Withered Burns LLP (represents West Lafayette in HRC matters) Speakers will talk about the purpose and history of the HRC, how it interacts with other HRC’s and the relationship it has with Purdue University.

Topic 3
Friday, Oct 26
12:00-1:30 pm
West Faculty Lounge, PMU Resources from Office of Institutional Equity
Speaker: Erin Oliver, Director, Office of Institutional Equity The Office of Institutional Equity works with the Purdue University community in implementing and upholding policies and practices that are consistent with federal and state mandates as well as existing University policies regarding equal access, equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons. OIE addresses informal and formal complaints of harassment and discrimination, and as Director of OIE, Erin Oliver also serves as the campus Title IX Coordinator and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator. She will speak about these policies and practices.

Topic 4 Friday
Tuesday, Nov 13
12:00-1:30 pm

West Faculty Lounge PMU

Cultural Centers as Resources
Speakers: Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, NAECC; Lowell Kane, LGBTQ; Florence Adibu, CILMAR Cultural Centers – NAECC, LGBTQ, and CILMAR – are deeply involved in facilitating mentoring and inclusion of students, staff, and faculty on campus especially under-represented minorities and enable intercultural learning opportunities for all Boilermakers. Each Center will provide an overview of what they do and the resources they provide. For instance, CILMAR mentors intercultural leaders, supports innovative scholarship and encourages best practices in teaching and learning and offer students mentorship, workshops and grant money for study abroad.

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