Diversity Resource Office A Department within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Transformations: The Conference

The conference is the third component in a campus conversation trilogy developed by the Diversity Resource Office designed to examine critical issues in diversity and inclusion. Connections, an institute on leadership in diversity is held each fall for campus student leaders; Intersections, the Student Conference on Diversity is held each spring; and Transformations is designed to focus on the important role of faculty and staff in advancing diversity and inclusion.

Transformations: The Summit

The summit brings together persons from across the university representing the myriad of ways diversity and inclusion activities are being addressed. This includes but is not limited to the diversity catalysts; members of diversity transformation award teams, diversity action committees, minority and multicultural program directors, diversity in the classroom faculty fellows, diversity roundtables, special committees on diversity such as the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Diversity; and Purdue members on either of three Human Rights Commissions.
The summit presents the continuing theme “Reinvigorating Our Core Commitments.” Participants in the summit address questions such as:
  • How do we ensure that efforts of so many, result in collective impact?
  • How do we understand both common ground, yet distinctive results? 
  • What aspects of collect impact, such as common agenda, measuring results consistently, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and structural adjustments that align and equip leaders with skill sets necessary for success.

Transformations: The Awards

The awards are presented for sustained and successful best practices in advancing diversity and inclusion in the following categories:
  • Curricular Transformations
  • In Service to the Field/Discipline
  • Diversity Education and & Training
  • The Pacesetter Award

Transformations: The Program Initiatives

Diversity and the Professoriate is the structural framework for a series of diversity focused professional development offerings for faculty. The series is designed to address six learning outcome clusters: foundations; pedagogy; advising; engagement and clinical practice; faculty relations and development; and research, scholarship, and discovery.
Diversity at Work is a multi-module education and training initiative for administrative, professional, clerical, and service staff within Purdue University’s academic and administrative units reporting to the Provost.

Transformations: The Speakers

Through the Transformation Conferences and Learning Events, the Diversity Resource Office has brought to campus the nation’s top scholars in diversity and inclusion. Featured have been:
  • Mitchell Chang
  • Sylvia Hurtado
  • Daryl Smith
  • Thomas Nelson Laird
  • Mitchell Hammer
  • Aparna Joshi
Through INTERSECTIONS, key scholars, public intellectuals, diversity advocates and emerging voices in a wide range of disciplines have discussed the critical issues of diversity in higher education and society.

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