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Cultural Literacy and Competence Symposium

Cultural Literacy and Competence Symposium

Today, when we discuss “diversity” we have arrived where we understand the conversation is more than about difference and the presence of different people in our organization. Here at UI we don’t just celebrate diversity. It is a framework we apply to all we do. Diversity means excellence because it brings us not only different people with different identities and backgrounds, it also brings different ways of thinking and doing, different perspectives that bring to bear many ways to approach a project, meet a challenge, and solve a problem. Without this diversity, excellence would elude us.

As faculty and staff, it is incumbent that, as life-long learners, teachers, researchers, supporters and deliverers of our university mission, vision and values, we continuously grow in our own professional skill sets.

“Finding your Identities” This pre-symposium one hour workshop, 8:00-9:00am is led by Joan Pulakos, Director of the UI Counseling & Testing Center and is intended for initial framing about identity: who we are; who “they are”. Some of us may have had workshop or classes on this topic and some of us may want to start our day with this foundational information.

This event is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Council: Culture & Climate Committee, Faculty Recruitment & Retention Committee, Staff Recruitment & Retention Committee, Faculty Senate, Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Diversity & Human Rights, International Programs Office, Professional Development & Learning, and Staff Affairs Committee

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 8:00am-4:15pm
Location: SUB Ballroom

Registration has closed. Thank you to everyone that has registered and plans to attend.

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Schedule
Time Agenda Presenters Room
8:00-9:00am Preconference Workshop: Finding Your Identities Joan Pulakos, Director, Counseling & Testing Center

International Ballroom North

9:00 Welcome by President Chuck Staben

International Ballroom North

9:00-10:00am Keynote: Why is Diversity Important: Jeff Guillory Jeff Guillory, Director, Diversity Education Program, Office of the Provost, Washington State University

International Ballroom North

10:05-11:00am Plenary: Cultural Complexities Brian Hopper, Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling & Testing Center
Radhika Sehgal, Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling & Testing Center

International Ballroom North

11:05-11:55am
Faculty: Critical Pedagogy

Moderator:
Angela Harris, Professor, UC Davis School of Law, Author of Presumed Incompetent

 Panelists:
Anthony S. Davis, Department Head, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Mike Satz, Interim Dean, College of Law
Ryanne Pilgeram, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of Diversity and Stratification Certificate Program
Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Art & Architecture.

International Ballroom North

11:05-11:55am
Staff: Working with and/or Supervising a Diverse Workforce Jeff Guillory, Director, Diversity Education Program, Office of the Provost, Washington State University

International Ballroom Southeast

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

Vandal Ballroom

12:30-1:00pm Lunch Keynote: Being an Effective Ally Angela Harris, Professor, UC Davis School of Law, Author of Presumed Incompetent

Vandal Ballroom

1:05-2:00pm Micro-aggressions Brian Hopper, Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling & Testing Center
Susie Bender, Executive Director, International Engagement and Programs

International Ballroom North

2:05-2:50pm Bias and Unconscious Perceptions/ Effects on Decision Making Jeff Guillory, Director, Diversity Education Program, Office of the Provost, Washington State University <

International Ballroom North

3:00-4:00pm
Choice of one.
"Fair" and "Reasonable" Accommodations in the Classroom and Workplace Gloria Jensen, Coordinator, Disabilities Support Services

Gold Room

Intercultural Communication and Competence: The Global Context of Higher Education Susie Bender, Executive Director, International Engagement and Programs
Elitza Kotzeva, International Outreach Coordinator
Huiran "Ashley" Ding, Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor

International Ballroom Southwest

Respectful Communication Lysa Salsbury, Director, Women's Center

International Ballroom Southeast

Trans-Related Issues on Campus Julia Keleher, Coordinator, LGBTQA Office
Amy Ross, Associate Director, Human Rights Access and Inclusion

Borah Theater

Working with Student Veterans Bruce Pitman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Silver Room

4:15-5:30pm Faculty and Staff Reception

International Ballroom North