Fall 2019 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 2019 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 workshops, including links to register, are included below.

*Note: Registration is also now open for the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference, featuring keynote speakers Rev. Joseph Brown, S.J., and Robin DiAngelo. The conference will take place Friday, Sept. 6. Visit diversityandinclusionconference2019.nd.edu for more information and to register.

“Inclusive Excellence in Practice: Part 1”

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM, 138 Corbett Hall

*Note: If you sign up to attend this workshop, you must also register for Part 2.

Do you wonder how you would handle a difficult conversation in the classroom or workplace? In this two-part workshop using case studies, you will learn to identify and respond to hot-button issues, micro-aggressions, and other issues of inequity regarding race, class, and/or gender. Part 1 focuses on identification of issues; part 2 will use case studies to review and discuss response techniques.

Presented by:

  • Pamela Nolan Young, Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eric Love, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eve Kelly, First Year Advisor

Register to attend

“Inclusive Excellence in Practice: Part 2”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM, 138 Corbett Hall

*Note: If you sign up to attend this workshop, you must also register for Part 1.

Do you wonder how you would handle a difficult conversation in the classroom or workplace? In this two-part workshop using case studies, you will learn to identify and respond to hot-button issues, micro-aggressions, and other issues of inequity regarding race, class, and/or gender. Part 1 focuses on identification of issues; part 2 will use case studies to review and discuss response techniques.

Presented by:

  • Pamela Nolan Young, Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eric Love, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eve Kelly, First Year Advisor

Register to attend

“Inclusive Advising”

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
3:00-4:30 PM, LaFortune Student Center–Montgomery Auditorium 

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, First Year Advisor

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“Understanding the Dynamics of Marginalized Students”

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00-4:30 PM, Hesburgh Library–125 Classroom

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

Presented by:

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“Challenges and Solutions for Parents in the Academy”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM, Remick Commons

This presentation is open to all and will focus on common issues faced by women and men as working parents as well as by those expecting to become parents. In addition to covering best practices from the academic world in general, it will highlight specific resources available on the Notre Dame campus.

Presented by:

  • Maria Alexandrova, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Biological Sciences

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“Supporting First-Generation, Low-Income, and Under-Resourced Students”

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
3:00-4:30 PM, Hesburgh Library–125 Classroom

This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the Office of Student Enrichment and first-generation and/or under-resourced students at Notre Dame. The presenters will provide recommendations for how to best support these students. Promising practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment will be introduced through examples and interactive, group conversations.

Presented by:

  • Consuela Wilson, Director of the Office of Student Enrichment
  • Robyn Centilli, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Enrichment

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“Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
3:00-4:30 PM, Hesburgh Library–125 Classroom

This workshop aims to deepen understanding of undocumented students, including DACA, TPS, and other immigrant 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, First Year Advisor and Director of Undocumented Student Initiatives
  • Christin Kloski, Project Coordinator, Office of Student Enrichment

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“Implicit Bias for Search Committee Members”

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:00-4:30 PM, Remick Commons

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.

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