Did You Know Series Resources

These resources are compiled from the panel sessions in the 2018-2019 Did You Know? series. See resources listed under each topic.

Topic 1: Graduate and Undergraduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Tuesday, Aug 28 12:00-1:30 pm STEW 302

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: Human Relations Commission

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

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: Resources From, Office of Institutional Equity

Friday, Oct 26 12:00-1:30 pm West Faculty Lounge, PMU

Speaker: Erin Oliver, Director 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: Cultural Centers as Resources

Tuesday, Nov 13 12:00-1:30 pm West Faculty Lounge, PMU

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.


Topic 5: Residential Academic Initiatives, Faculty-Student Interface

Friday, January 25 12:00-1:30 pm Dauch Alumni Center

Speakers: Dr. Carl Krieger, Director of Residential Education; Dr. Mark Ward, Associate Professor of Statistics & Associate Director, Actuarial Science, and Undergraduate Chair; Dr. Jonathan Manz, Associate Director of Residential Academic Initiatives.

For the past two decades Purdue has offered Learning Community options for new students to engage with an academic topic as a cohort inside and outside of the classroom. Two years ago Residential Academic Initiatives was formed to add to the Learning Community program and support faculty in their efforts to pair a co-curricular experience with academic engagement. The Learning Community program is now only one of the programs supported within Residential Academic Initiatives. This panel will discuss two new initiatives, the Amelia Earhart Faculty-in-Residence program and the Data Mine community, as well as highlight other ways faculty mentorship and co-curricular programs can be supported by Residential Academic Initiatives.


Topic 6: Teaching Resources: Emphasis on Undergraduates

Tuesday, February 19 12:00-1:30 pm Stewart Center, Room 218

Speakers: Jenna Rickus, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Susan Prieto-Welch, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services; Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Executive Director, Center for Instructional Excellence.

This panel will provide an overview of who our undergraduate students are/who do we teach. In addition, it will include today’s college student, from a mental health perspective, with information about how our students mirror, or are different, from the nation-wide snapshot of college students’ mental health. Services provided by CAPS and how they are designed to fit and address the needs of students will be included. Center for Instructional Excellence will provide information about the Innovative Learning team and the projects they are focusing on.


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