Dialogue, Discussion and Deeds: A Series of Conversations to Spur Action

Inclusive Excellence

“Dialogue, Discussion and Deeds: A Series of Conversations to Spur Action” is part of a broader lineup of workshops on Inclusive Excellence taking place throughout the fall 2017 semester and beyond. Descriptions and details of each session are below.

Notre Dame faculty are welcome to register for any or all four of the workshops, but please note that space is limited. Attendance is free.

*Note: The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning is also offering several workshops related to Inclusive Excellence in fall 2017. For more information about those, please visit the Kaneb Center website.

Register to Attend One or More of the Workshops Below

“Understanding the Dynamics of Marginalized Students”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 112-114

Participants in this workshop will gain greater understanding of the underrepresented student experience in classes, learn to uncover implicit biases and to recognize microaggressions that faculty and students may exhibit, and discuss strategies to respond.

Presented by:

“Implicit Bias: What It Is and How to Respond to It”

Monday, September 25, 2017
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 100-104

Participants will examine the neuroscience behind implicit bias and discuss actions to combat it.

Presented by:

  • Nancy Michael, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Neuroscience and Behavior Major
  • Pamela Young, Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion

“Supporting Special Student Populations”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 100-104

This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the Office of Student Enrichment and special student populations at Notre Dame, including high-achieving low-income, first-generation at college, DACA and undocumented, and other non-traditional backgrounds. We will provide recommendations for how to best support these students and make appropriate referrals. Promising practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment will be introduced through examples and interactive, group conversations.

Presented by:

  • Marc Burdell, Director of the Office of Student Enrichment
  • Leonor Wangensteen, Academic Advisor in the First Year of Studies

“Inclusive Advising and Teaching”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 200

This presentation will highlight scholarship on the concept of belonging and its correlation to college student achievement and learning. Presenters will consider barriers to students’ sense of belonging, such as stereotype threat and cultural disconnects. Through inclusive advising and teaching, faculty and administrators can help students become more aware of—even embrace—the challenges of belonging and achieve desired learning outcomes such as critical thinking, integrative learning, cultural competence, and moral and ethical judgment.

Presented by:

  • Maureen Dawson, Assistant Dean for Cultural Competency and Engagement in the First Year of Studies
  • Cecilia Lucero, Academic Advisor in the First Year of Studies