Fall 2018 Inclusive Excellence Workshops

Inclusive Excellence

The events on this page are part of a broader lineup of workshops on inclusive excellence taking place throughout the fall 2018 semester and beyond.

Attendance is free and open to all members of the Notre Dame community, but advance registration is required. Descriptions of each of the four workshops, including links to register, are included below.

In addition to the workshops, we are hosting a five-part panel series this fall on the intersection of the pillars of Holy Cross education and inclusive excellence. Go to the page for the panel series

*Note: The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning regularly offers workshops related to Inclusive Excellence, as well. For more information about upcoming opportunities, please visit the Kaneb Center website.

“The History of Underrepresented Groups in the American Educational System”

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna Hall

This presentation will explore the social contexts of American education, educational care, and minority experience in American public education. Attendees will gain an understanding of the historical and continuing challenges to educational attainment faced by underrepresented groups. Although each workshop is designed to stand alone, attendees will find this presentation provides a foundation and context for the workshops on “Inclusive Advising and Teaching” and “Supporting Special Student Populations at Notre Dame” that will take place later in the semester.

Presented by:

  • Maria McKenna, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Africana Studies

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“Inclusive Advising and Teaching: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the First Year of College”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna Hall

This presentation will highlight scholarship on the concept of belonging and its correlation to college student achievement and learning. The presenter 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:

  • Cecilia Lucero, Academic Advisor in the First Year of Studies and Co-director of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program

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“Supporting Special Student Populations at Notre Dame”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna Hall

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. The presenters 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:

  • Leonor Wangensteen, Academic Advisor in the First Year of Studies and Director of FYS Undocumented Student Initiatives
  • Consuela Wilson, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Enrichment
  • Christin Kloski, DACA Student Project Coordinator in the Office of Student Enrichment

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“Implicit Bias Training for Search Committee Members”

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna Hall

Unconscious or implicit bias has an impact on our decision-making and behaviors. Discover why we all exhibit bias in our decision-making, explore your propensity to make biased judgments, and learn some techniques to minimize or reduce bias in your thinking and behavior. Attendees must bring a laptop computer to this session.

Presented by:

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

Register to attend