2008 Advancing Diversity Workshop

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

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