Join us for DIRECTO’s 2nd Annual University-Wide Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching, and Book Club! The symposium will take place on Friday, September 27th, 2019, and the book club will occur the following four Fridays, to “continue the conversation.” These events are sponsored by the FSU’s President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, The Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Division of Student Affairs, The Graduate School, the College of Business, and The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS).
Please see more details below, and register soon, as space is limited.
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The Symposium Welcome will be given by President John Thrasher. Keynote speakers are Dr. Pamela McCauley, and Dr. James Frazier (see more information on DIRECTO’s website), and breakout and poster sessions will be facilitated by faculty, staff, students, and postdocs from FSU, TCC, FAMU, Valdosta State, and Auburn. In addition to the symposium, there will be an accompanying book group based on Transforming Understandings of Diversity in Higher Education: Demography, Democracy, and Discourse. This book will lend itself to discussion of how particular topics in diversity and inclusion (race, gender, disability/ability, etc.) can and should be best approached when we teach and present our research
Preliminary Conference Agenda
Date: Friday, September 27th, 2019
Location: Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:30 – 8:55 AM: Check in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 AM: Welcome remarks from President Thrasher
9:20 – 10:20 AM: Keynote Address by Dr. Pamela McCauley with Q&A
10:20 – 10:35 AM: Break
10:35 – 11:20 AM: Breakout Sessions
11:20 – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Student Panel
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Break
2:15 - 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:15 PM: Break
3:15 – 4:00 PM: Keynote Address by Dean Frazier with Q&A
4:00 - 4:10 PM: Closing Remarks
4:10 - 5:00 PM: Reception
*Presentations will be facilitated by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration from a variety of disciplines across campus. Register for the symposium by clicking here! Seating is limited, so register soon!
Book Club Information
This book club will provide an opportunity to "continue the conversations" started at the Symposium. Participants of the book club and symposium are welcome from all areas of the university: faculty, staff, undergraduate students, graduate students & alumni! The book club will meet on Fridays, 1-3 pm 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, & 11/1 in room 3009 of the Honors, Scholars & Fellows House. Register here for book club
The first 25 people who sign up to attend all 4 book club meetings, AND the 2nd Annual Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching will receive a free copy of this book!
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Turnbull Conference Center (TC), 2nd floor
555 W Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL