2018 Advancing Diversity Workshop

The fifteenth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop was held on January 9, 2018, at the Inn at Virginia Tech.


8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Posters on display

Latham Foyer

9:00 am

Welcome, Opening Remarks:
The Ut Prosim Imperative  

Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

Latham ABC

10:00 am


Posters on display

Latham Foyer

10:30 am

COACHE survey findings

Peggy Layne, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Latham ABC



Posters on display

Latham ABC

1:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1.  Making the Most of Mentoring – LaRhonda Johnson

2.  Implementing Proactive Faculty Searches for Inclusion and Excellence – Jack Finney

3.  Institutional Shifts towards Inclusive Excellence in STEM – Jill Sible, Mike Bowers, Debby Good, Sarah Karpanty, Michele Deramo

4.  Talking about Harassment in the Context of #MeToo – Rachel Holloway, Anisa Zvonkovic, Ken Eriksson

5.  Principles of Community in the Classroom, Workplace, and Community – Ellington Graves, Mae Hey





Duck Pond


Assembly Hall



2:30 pm

Closing reception

Posters on display

Latham Foyer

3:00 pm