Spring 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 spring 2018 semester and beyond.

*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.

“Inclusive Excellence: Becoming Beloved Community”

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Social Concerns
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00 AM-1:30 PM, McKenna Hall

8:00-8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM: Keynote Address by John Saltmarsh, University of Massachusetts Boston

9:05-10:35 AM: Concurrent Sessions A

“Project Inclusion: Using a Rubric to Assess, Document, and Expand Campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Part 1)”

Presented by:

“Notre Dame Employment Policy and Practice and the Impact on Faculty”

Presented by:

  • Matt Lahey, Associate General Counsel at Notre Dame
  • Shelly Liapes, Faculty Affairs Specialist in the Office of Human Resources at Notre Dame

“Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Our Academic Community”

Presented by:

  • Jenna Gehl Jones, Assistant Director of Emotional Well-Being in the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being at Notre Dame

10:35-10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions B

“Project Inclusion: Using a Rubric to Assess, Document, and Expand Campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Part 2)”

Presented by:

“Welcoming and Supporting Faculty from Under-Represented Groups”

Presented by:

  • Tiffany Taylor Smith, Executive Director for Inclusive Excellence Education and Professional Development at the University of Dayton

“Community Engagement to Foster Welcoming and Belonging”

Presented by:

  • Connie Snyder Mick, Associate Director of the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame

12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch and Closing Remarks


Past Workshops (Spring 2018)


“Implicit Bias for Search Committees”

Monday, January 29, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 100-104

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 or portable electronic device 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

“Military 101 Workshop”

Monday, February 26, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 112-114

Student veterans represent a growing population on campus and are diverse in terms of demographic characteristics and service backgrounds. These students add great value because they bring global experiences, leadership skills, discipline, and focus to the classroom. However, most veterans are entering college for the first time or returning after many years away. The purpose of this workshop is to educate faculty, staff, and students about the unique strengths and challenges facing student veterans and military service members.

Presented by:

  • Regan JonesDirector for Military and Veterans Affairs

“Inclusive Excellence in Practice: Part 1”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 100-104

*Note: Attendance at Part 2 is required for registration and attendance at Part 1 of the “Inclusive Excellence in Practice” workshop.

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. 

Presented by:

“Inclusive Excellence in Practice: Part 2”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
3:00-4:30 PM, McKenna 100-104

*Note: Attendance at Part 1 is required for registration and attendance at Part 2 of the “Inclusive Excellence in Practice” workshop.

In Part 2, attendees will continue the use of case studies to explore possible responses to micro-aggressions and/or other inequities in the workplace or classroom.

Presented by: