The 2017 Advancing Diversity Workshop was held on Tuesday, January 10, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President Emerita of Kalamazoo College. The agenda included updates on current inclusion and diversity efforts at Virginia Tech by Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs/Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity, and breakout sessions focused on faculty searches, gender equity, sociolinguistic diversity, student success, and LGBT issues. A closing plenary addressed safeguarding civil discourse in the classroom.
A recording of the opening session and keynote are available here.