Schedule

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KOF VIII:

March 31, 2019 

3:00 – 6:00 pm – Registration Top of Escalators

4:00 - 6:00 pm  Welcome Reception  Pinnacle Ballroom

5:00 pm – Opening Session Pinnacle Ballroom

Welcome and Introduction:
Michael Goh, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota

Mobilizing and Amplifying Voices of Faculty from Historically Marginalized Communities to Build Power, Change Policy, and Solidify Academic Freedom in Our Institutions
Shannon Gibney, Writer and Faculty in English, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

 

April 1, 2019

7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration Top of Escalators

7:00 - 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast Meridian Foyer

8:30 am   General Session Meridian Ballroom

Welcome
Michael Goh, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota

Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota

Introduction
Rebecca Ropers, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota

Addressing Institutional Reward Structures: Examples for Enhancing Faculty Promotion
Mitchell Chang, Professor of Education and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

9:55 – 11:00 am – Concurrent Sessions

Session A Think 3 Room

Recruitment and Retention: Best Practices
Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi - North Carolina State University

Cultural Taxation or Social-Justice Service: Conversations about Race-Related Service Toward Challenging Institutional Status Quo
Ariri Onchwari, Insoon Han, Njoko Kamau -University of Minnesota, Duluth

Institutionalizing Equity in Higher Education: Emerging Models for Retention and Recruitment of Indigenous Faculty and Faculty of Color
Nantawan Lewis, Derrick Crim - Metropolitan State University

Session B Think Room 4

Diversifying the STEM Fields: Problems and Solutions for Women in Science
Kristina Burrack - Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute; Janna Dickenson, Katherine Murphy, Milagros Silva Morales - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session C Think 5 Room

Contingent Faculty as the Canary in the Coal Mine: Market vs. Ethical Aspirations in Academia
Catherine Guisan, Virajita Singh - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

YWCA Local Partnerships for Community-Based Teaching
Ruthie Johnson, Lee Oglesby - YWCA Minneapolis

11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions

Session A Think 3 Room

Native American Engineering Faculty: Insights into Entry and Persistence
Gale Mason Chagil - Cultural Inquiry Consulting; Sherri L. Turner - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Faculty to Fill Major Void of Knowledge about the “First Americans”
Linda Bane Frizzell - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Power to Create Policy: Rethinking Hiring and Mentoring to Improve Diverse Outcomes
Karen Weekes - Penn State University, Abington College

Session B Think 4 Room

Paving Pathways and Empowering Leadership Legacies – Professional Societies and Diverse Academic Leadership
Christine Grant - North Carolina State University

Session C Think 5 Room

The RIGS (Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) Initiative, the Recent RIGS Cluster Hire, and Advancing Faculty Diversity
Karen Ho, Catherine Squires - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Navigating Hegemonic (White) Perspectives in Academia: An Experience of Distress, Pride, Disruption, and Perseverance 
Stephanie Sisco, Arien Telles - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

12:30 pm – Lunch Meridian Ballroom

1:15 pm – General Session Meridian Ballroom

Introduction
Sean Garrick, Associate Vice Provost, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Indigenous Visibility: Empowering Native Faculty In Real Ways
Cheryl Crazy Bull, Wacinyanpi Win, Sicangu Lakota educator and Activist for Indigenous Equity, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund

2:30 – 3:45 pm – Concurrent Sessions

Session A Think Room 3

Supporting and Retaining Faculty of Color through Intercultural Communities of Practice
Ariri Onchwari, Nedra Hazreesingh, Insoon Han, Paula Pedersen, Helen Mongan-Rallis, Nora Twite, - University of Minnesota, Duluth

For Ourselves, By Ourselves:  The Importance of Multi-Racial/Gender/Disciplinary/ Purpose Faculty Organizations for the Recruitment, Retention, and Development of Diverse Faculty
Nick Henning - California State University, Fullerton

Session B Think 4 Room

Strategies for Recruiting Native American and Historically Underrepresented Faculty 
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NAHUF) to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Kimberly Johnson, Marta Mohr - Minnesota State System Office

Session C Think 5 Room

Preparing for Full Professor: Critical Issues on Gender and Racial Equity in Research, Teaching, Service, and Policy Making
Caroline Turner - Arizona State University; Christine Stanley - Texas A&M University; Amy Leung - California State University, Sacramento

3:45 – 5:00 pm – Networking Reception Meridian Foyer

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

7:00 am – 2:30 pm – Registration

7:00 - 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast Meridian Foyer

8:30 am – General Session Meridian Ballroom

Introduction - Karen Ho, Associate Professor, Anthropology; Director, RIGS Initiative, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Fostering Institutional Change in Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Policies
Gibor Basri, Professor of the Graduate School, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy; Astronomy Climate Advisor, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley 

9:45 – 11:00 am – Concurrent Sessions

Session A Think 3 Room

Policies and Practices that Facilitate and Impede Faculty Diversity
Becca Gercken, Janet Schrunk Ericksen -University of Minnesota, Morris

Normalizing Racial Equity in Faculty Hiring
Roman Liera, University of Southern California

Faculty Recruitment and Retention:  An Investment and a Dividend
Joel Mixon, David Wilsey - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session B Think 4 Room

Four Perspectives: Faculty Work on College and Campus Climate for Faculty at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
L’Aurelle Johnson, Naty Lopez, Teddie Potter, Virajita Singh - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session C Think 5 Room

Retention in STEM: Affecting Diversity in Academia
Yue Zhang, Anne Hornickel, Sean Garrick -University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 

11:15 am – Lunch Meridian Ballroom

12:00 pm – Closing Session Meridian Ballroom

Moderators
Michael Goh, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota
Sean Garrick, Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Dean’s Panel
Allen Bellas, Dean College of Management Metropolitan State University
Janet Ericksen, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean University of Minnesota, Morris
John Hoffman, Vice Chancellor University of Minnesota, Crookston
Garry Jenkins, Dean Law School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mos Kaveh, Dean College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Scott Lanyon, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Derrick Lindstrom, Dean School of Liberal Arts and Cultures Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Francis Schweiger, Dean College of Community Studies and Public Affairs, Metropolitan State University
Jean Quam, Dean College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

1:00 pm – Closing Remarks

Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, Keeping Our Faculty Symposium Co-Founder; Former President, Northern New Mexico College
Clyde Wilson Pickett, Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State