October 8, 2018

Butler Center Roundtables series to debut with discussion on bias and inclusion

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence will kick off its new Butler Center Roundtables series with a discussion on bias and inclusion on Oct. 17.

The Butler Center launched the Butler Center Roundtables series to facilitate discussion on diversity and inclusion in higher education on campus. Each discussion will revolve around research articles on topics such as faculty careers, challenges faced by faculty of color, graduate education, and issues about inclusion or other similar topics. Articles for each roundtable will be provided before the roundtable through the Butler Center's email list, or participants may email butlercenter@purdue.edu to request the links to the articles.

The goal of the series is disseminate academic research that can enable faculty and department leaders to develop strategies and institutional initiatives that can support the success of faculty, staff and students and contribute to the leadership pipeline, says Mangala Subramaniam, director of the Butler Center.

The first roundtable on bias and inclusion is scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Purdue Memorial Union's South Ballroom. Lunch will be provided.

The lead discussants for the Oct. 17 discussion are Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and Carolyn Johnson, director of the Diversity Resource Office. The secondary commentators are Linda Mason, dean of the Graduate School and professor of entomology; Amy Petts, sociology graduate student; and Jennifer William, professor and head of the School of Languages and Cultures. After their remarks, the roundtable will open for discussion by all attending.

Registration for the roundtable discussion must be completed online. For more information, contact butlercenter@purdue.edu.

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