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2017 Hiring & Diversity Workshop

Building Equity Literacy Capacities

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ACM office, Chicago, IL

This meeting of staff and faculty from across the ACM focused on "retention as recruitment" best practices and policies. Sessions throughout the day highlighted ways in which colleges can implement an Equity Literacy framework to strengthen the institution's policies and procedures to positively impact the college's diversity and inclusion efforts.


8:45 a.m. - Check-in and refreshments

Paul C. Gorski

9:00 a.m. - Welcome: Brian Williams, ACM Vice President and Director of Faculty Development and Grant Programs

9:15 a.m. – Keynote Address: Building Equity Literacy Capacity for You and Your Institution

Speaker: Paul C. Gorski, Associate Professor of Integrative Studies, George Mason University

Paul Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies and a Research Fellow in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, where he teaches courses such as Social Justice Education; Poverty, Wealth and Inequality in the US; Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation; School through Students’ Eyes; and Animal Rights and Human Education. His recent books include Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty; The Big Lies of School Reform (with Kristien Zenkov); Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini), and The Poverty and Education Reader: A Call for Equity in Many Voices (with Julie Landsman).

See Paul Gorski's faculty profile and personal website.

10:45 a.m. - Q & A with Paul Gorski

11:15 a.m. - Small group break-out discussions: Case Studies

Paul Buckley, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Butler Center, Colorado College
Lakesia Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Dean, and Associate Professor of English and Gender, Grinnell College
Bruce King, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity, St. Olaf College

12:15 p.m. - Lunch and continue small group discussions

1:00 p.m. - Case Study Review - All participants

Facilitator: Paul Gorski

2:15 p.m. - Best Practices/Ideas to Bring Back to Your Campus

Facilitator: Paul Gorski

3:00 p.m. - Wrap Up & Evaluations

Facilitator: Lilly Lavner, ACM Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate

This workshop is sponsored by the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.