January 8-9, 2008
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

8:00 am            Continental Breakfast

8:30 am            Welcome and Introductions

Mark McNamee, Provost, Virginia Tech
Kevin McDonald, Vice-President for Multi-Cultural Affairs and Equity, Virginia Tech

8:45 am            Status Report on AdvanceVT

9:15 am            Opening Keynote: Reflections of Pre-Tenure Faculty

Cathy Trower, Co-PI, Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education

10:30 am          Interactive Theater Presentation and Discussion

12:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 pm            Afternoon Keynote: An Inclusive Excellence Model for Institutional Transformation

Damon Williams, Assistant Vice-Provost for Multi-cultural and International Affairs, University of Connecticut

2:15 pm            Workshops

  • Recruiting a Diverse Faculty (Sonel Shropshire, The Academic Network, Inc.)
  • Inclusive Excellence (Damon Williams, U. Conn.)
  • Resources for Creating and Maintaining a Positive Department Climate

3:45 pm            Networking Reception

4:30 pm            Adjourn

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

8:00 am            Continental Breakfast

8:30 am            Follow-up Workshops

  • Career Development Issues for Pre-Tenure Faculty (Cathy Trower, COACHE)
  • Note: This session is intended for pre-tenure faculty only, and will end at 11:00 am.
  • Recruiting Diverse Graduate Students (Sonel Shropshire, The Academic Network, Inc.)
  • This session is scheduled to end at 10:00 am.
Damon Williams at 2008 Advancing Diversity workshop
Damon Williams, keynote speaker at 2008 Advancing Diversity workshop
Cathy Trower, COACHE
2008 Advancing Diversity keynote Cathy Trower