This year the Fall Institute for Student Success date falls on a shortened calendar due to the limited number of days prior to the start of the fall term. This event will feature A SINGLE very interactive keynote session, and does not include our regularly scheduled workshops.
Dr. Susan Lord, Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Michelle Camacho Walter, Professor and Chair, Sociology
University of San Diego
Undergraduate education continues to struggle with how to create an inclusive climate for a diverse community of students. Typical approaches to addressing this problem have not been successful, suggesting more innovative approaches are needed. In this interactive session, “Interactive Theatre” will be used to engage faculty and staff in difficult dialogues and sensitive subjects. Key structural problems and structures of inequity will be highlighted and strategies to avoid these biases will be considered. The focus will be on the undergraduate student experience. Short skits will be presented and then the audience will identify the inequities or microagressions and explore creative solutions to address them and change the culture of undergraduate education.
Dr. Lord and Dr. Camacho are among the first to study Latinos in engineering. In reviewing their 2013 book, The Borderlands of Education: Latinas in Engineering, Dr. Riley, Smith College, called it “groundbreaking work…that will challenge your assumptions about women and minorities in engineering”. Dr. Walden, University of Oklahoma said “This book should be high on the must-read list for engineering educators at all levels, from first-year faculty to deans”.
There will be registration and light refreshments from 12:45 – 1:30pm with a keynote workshop from 1:30 – 3pm in the Native Forum. The seating is limited. Please register early! There will be drawings for an iPad Mini and a Kindle Fire.
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